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FREE EVENT: The Next Level – Taking your writing from hobby to publication (Newcastle Writers Festival 2015)

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Presenters: Margaret Jackson, Aidan Walsh and Maree Gallop.

Hosted by: Jessie Ansons.

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The writer who doesn’t like reading

I don’t like reading.

[gasp]

Yes, that’s right. I think it’s time to come clean with you all and admit that I’m a writer who doesn’t like reading.

So when I saw this week that the UK Telegraph published the list of ‘100 novels everyone should read‘ I decided to set myself a goal: I would read every one of the books on that list before I die.

4 books at home

Our bookshelf at home has 4 of the 100 on the list – seems like a good place to start!

I then did what every person does when they see a list like that and counted how many on the list I’d already read.

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The Blog Hop – why I write and other notes about writing

It’s time to do my very own ‘Blog Hop’ where I answer 6 questions that reveal my writing process and why I write. Kel from the Naughty Corner of Social Niceties posted her blog hop last week and kindly passed the baton to me.

I’ve also nominated three of my favourite bloggers (and favourite people, come to think of it) to do the same.

It's Blog Hop time! Image by Dean McCoy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5795008697

It’s Blog Hop time!
Image by Dean McCoy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmccoyphotos/5795008697

1. Why do I write?

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Personal challenge: more than 30 engaging stories in 2014 (ABC Open 500 words)

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How quickly do you write?
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This is my February 2014 contribution to ABC Open 500 words (topic: PERSONAL CHALLENGE). I talk about my personal goal to write a blog piece every fortnight and submit to ABC Open every month in 2014.

Here’s the link:

https://open.abc.net.au/projects/500-words-personal-challenge-56xt3jr/contributions/it-s-writing-time-more-than-30-engaging-stories-in-2014-53oi2bd

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The deck of cards memory shuffle (ABC Open Guest Blog)

How being a writer helped me learn to memorise a shuffled deck of cards (see link):

https://open.abc.net.au/posts/how-being-a-writer-helped-me-memorise-a-shuffled-deck-of-ca-06pe2et

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Memorising a deck of cards is near impossible, right?
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Being a writer is lonely: 5 ways to change this (ABC Open Guest Blog)

This is my first post as a Guest Blogger for ABC Open

Type ‘being a writer is…’ into a Google search and it suggests the following top searches:

  1. Being a writer is lonely
  2. Being a writer is hard
  3. Being a writer is like having homework
  4. Being a writer is depressing

Now, that’s certainly a depressing Google search! But is loneliness something that all writers have to suffer?

Read my Guest Blogger piece on ABC Open for my top 5 tips on how to turn writing into less of solitary hobby and more of something enjoyable you can share with others – and you’ll find that the quality of your writing will improve at the same time.

https://open.abc.net.au/posts/being-a-writer-is-lonely-5-ways-to-change-this-72wy2ez

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