Category Archives: A writer’s journey

“A Matter of Perception” a collection of short stories by Tahlia Newland

Thought those of you who enjoy reading SF/Fantasy may be interested in the following review I have written: A Matter of Perception is a collection of short fantasy stories by writer Tahlia Newland.  There are underlying themes of love and … Continue reading

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How would your hero react to a catastrophic event?

I’ve been away for a few weeks and out of contact with the ‘rest of the world’.  Coming home I found myself glued to the telly as I watched the floods unfold in Queensland and now in my home state … Continue reading

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Whose story is it anyway?

When I met my publisher for the first time — well before he was actually my publisher — I was incredibly nervous.  Would he like my idea?  Could I persuade him to take me onboard as one of his authors?  … Continue reading

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Blog Jog Day has come and gone and I want to thank you for visiting…

Just before the auspicious day my computer decided to crash – again.  Ironically I was just backing up my files – in a ‘just-in-case’ scenario as it can take time to retrieve them when they are backed up remotely online.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to Blog Jog Day!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, this Blog Jog Day.  Please explore – as you will see I’m pretty new to this but have a lot to offer. Feel free to leave some feedback – and be … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month…

It is the month of November and I have been attempting to do NaNoWriMo – the amazing event where a writer taps away at the computer non-stop for the entire month of November and writes at least 50,000 words of … Continue reading

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Theme versus premise – is there a difference?

Your story must have a premise.  The premise is the core, or if you like, the frame upon which all else is built.  The premise is often called the theme but in fact, they are two totally different things.  For … Continue reading

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