Emerging Writers’ Festival

So, onto another festival, this time the Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne. Will be on a panel called ‘The Interstate Divide’ on Saturday 30 May at the Town Hall. Have exactly 7 minutes to speak on the differences of writing voices from different states. I guess that is 1 minute per state.

I had a great time in Penola – 8 people rocked up to the workshop – and I think I gave them some okay advice. Tried to make sure that my writing tips were actually exercises I’d done myself when re-drafting, rather than just talking about stuff to fill in the 3 hours. But, now, back to the first draft of book number three…

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

I will be appearing at the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival this weekend (16-17 May). On a panel called “Pathways to Success” which sounds rather arrogant and non-self-deprecating (very un-Australian!) Also running a workshop about “Re-writing Towards Publication”. Have spent many days preparing for it so hope some people book…

Finding it easier to talk about writing – the writing I’ve done, the writing I’m going to do – than actually doing any writing. Am trying to reassure myself that there are all different phases to being a writer: times when you think and digest and debate… yeah, yeah, it is probably procastination really. Oh well, back to re-designing my workshop handouts. They have to look pretty don’t they?