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How Fifty Shades of Grey saved my marriage – Two years later

I have been fortunate enough for my Fifty Shades of Grey experience to be featured across a number of Australian news outlets this weekend.  I have to thank the lovely Blanche Clark for approaching me and interviewing me for this piece, as well as her lovely compliments about my original…

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Once a writer, always a writer – I am back!

And just like that, I pick up where I left off… I shall refrain from pointing out that I am baaaaack.  However, ‘tis true. (Oops, just did it anyway). I have had a big Blog-cation, just over 12 months in case you were wondering.   Until recently I had not written…

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Writing Tips: How well do you know your protagonist?

The Protagonist.  The character whom you breathe life into, colour their world with your words, give them light and shade.  I have been reading about the more technical structure and conformity used in writing fiction and one of the prevailing themes is the importance of  a strong protagonist.  Strong being my…

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Creating my writing space

Do you remember being a teenager and using whatever was available as a canvas to express yourself?  Those times of being able to wallpaper with posters of rock stars and have a million clothes strewn around the room as you searched for the outfit that encapsulated YOU at that point…

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Are we there yet?

This week I have started my formal study of writing.  Finally.  I am gleeful with excited anticipation.  I am eager to have my words shaped and shaded by new knowledge and polished by technical ability.  I look forward to building my writer’s muscle and bulking that baby up until it…

Sometimes you just need to remind yourself that you are awesome

I hate it when I am not myself.  I have recently learned that I don’t have to be feeling my depression to have symptoms.  This is good.  Feeling the depression is the most vile and sinister feeling of strange possession and loss of sense of self to feel.  I am…

Self-discovery is a gift I give to myself

I am introspective. I am introspective to a fault.  I spend a lot of time in my own head thinking, thinking and thinking.  About whom I am, where I am going, my goals, my values, my life.  I do enjoy being the complicated and whirlwind person that I am.  Sometime…

When politics gets personal

I recently lost my brand new shiny job.  I actually spent more time knowing I had a job than actually working in the job.  Oh how I loved it.  To come home bone tired knowing that I had been earning money again.  The feeling of my brain stretching and remoulding…

Why I am letting my uterus retire with dignity

When it comes to having babies, I am done.  I am beyond done.  I have 3 beautiful boys that have taught me more about myself than I could ever have imagined was possible and they are my greatest accomplishment.  I also have a step son and step daughter who have…

Learning To Write

I have discovered that even though I can write, I know very little about the nuts and bolts of it.  To be honest I didn’t think there was such an extensive learning curve behind the scenes.  I naively assumed that being able to write was enough.  I expected that anything…