Write with Passion — Hook, Hold and Keep Reader

Deborah Abela’s hands-on writing workshop for WriteLinks on 5th August, 2017 inspired so many writers, that many bussed, trained and carred home to rework their opening paragraphs. Others who attended critique groups shortly after, saw part of their peers’ works anew. Abela, former teacher, Cheez TV writer and author of 25 books was courageous admitting her…

Punking Up a Steam

Steaming up the Story Arts’ Festival Ipswich’s (SAFI) Saturday Gala Dinner were the Victorian Era Sci-Fi cast. The steam punkers were from either The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Wild Wild West, H.G. Wells – War of the Worlds or Jules Verne – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  Ipswich’s Metro Hotel guests were privy to the era’s steampunk costumes. The…

Writing Centre – A Tropical Paradise

The Gondor Writer Centre is a workshop space where national and international authors share their knowledge with writers. In searching for places to improve my writing skills, I discovered Elaine Ouston and Ron Day offered numerous workshops. So far, I’ve enjoyed courses with author and publisher, Aleesah Darlison  (Picture Book Writing) of Greenleaf Press and Elaine Ouston (Writing Believable Dialogue) of Morris Publishing Australia. These hands-on,…