creative writing | fiction
Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
In search of celebration, I share some of my fiction here.
professional development | writerly things
Writing is a craft. It takes practice and commitment. The more I write - the more I carve out the time and space to commit to writing - the better it feels and the more I feel like I'm advancing towards creating the stories I want.
It feels good to allow time for something I've always dismissed as a 'little hobby'.
Some things I've particularly enjoyed over the past few years:
- Grammar Therapy - 4-week grammar course for fiction
- Write What You Know - 4-week writing course with WritersHQ
- Flash Fiction Fan Club - 8-week flash fiction writing course
- Write Drunk, Edit Sober - Half-day self-editing workshop
- The Weekend of Reading Tasmania - Attendee/Volunteer, 2019
- Melbourne Writers Week - Attendee, 2019
- Hobart Writers Festival - Attendee, 2019
- Australian Short Stories Festival - Attendee, 2018
- Feminist Writers Festival, Sydney - Attendee, 2018
- Perth Writers Festival - Attendee, 2017, 2018
- Perth Writers Festival - Social Media Support, 2019
Published: Issue 17 of Fems*Zine (Aug. 2020)
Long-listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2020
Published: In forthcoming anthology.
Published: Online, National Flash Fiction Day 2020
Published: Online with Sawtooth ARI, as part of the digital community art project 'The Arrowhead Expanding Outwards'
Rust & Bone
Published: Print, Issue 2.1 of Human/Kind Journal
The Disconcerting Discovery of Shoes on a Beach
Long-listed for the Reflex Press Winter 2019 Competition.
Published: Online & Print (Anthology forthcoming)
Why Didn't You?
Old People Eating Pizza
Published: Online, Paragraph Planet
Love is the Greatest of Dreams, Yet the Worst of Nightmares
Published: Print, 'Where Are We Now?' Geelong Writers Annual Anthology.
Today I Dropped a Punnet of Blueberries
Published: Online, Every Day Fiction
Last Night I Saved a Moth From Drowning
Published: Print, Fall 7.3 issue of *82 Review
Published: Online, Issue 14 of The Suburban Review
Awarded Third Place in the Writers HQ 2019 Flash Fiction Prize.
Last Night I Saved a Moth from Drowning
Highly Commended in the National Flash Fiction Day 2019 Prize.
Published: Online & Print, 'And We Pass Through' Anthology.
Every Second Thursday
Long-listed for the Reflex Press Winter 2018 prize.
Published: Online & Print, 'The Real Jazz Baby' Anthology.