My Writing Contract

My Writing Contract

Getting the words down is both the most important and hardest part of writing. To anyone who isn't a writer, that would seem like a ridiculous statement. If it's hard, why do it? Or, just sit down and write! Yeah, easy. Every writer has their own method of getting the...

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Masterclass with Fiona McIntosh

This time last week I was arriving in Adelaide and making my way to the hotel. I'd survived the drive, Melbourne airport and the flight, and I was looking forward to what I'd hoped would be an inspiring and worthwhile experience. It was a whole lot more. The...

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Writing Focus: Masterclass

It's time to put my word for 2017, FOCUS, into action. The next five days will see me taking part in a Fiction Masterclass with one of Australia's most successful commercial fiction authors, Fiona McIntosh. The masterclass is an amazing opportunity to learn from one...

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Book Review: Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake Author: Candice Fox Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House My Rating: 5/5 I'm not a huge reader of crime fiction, but when I do, I have to be drawn in from the very first chapter. Candice Fox's Crimson Lake had me from the very first sentence....

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Am I qualified to give writing advice?

A couple of weeks ago, my favourite writing podcast hosts Allison and Valerie of "So you want to be a writer", were discussing impostor syndrome. I've written about impostor syndrome as a writer before and it's still something I grapple with now and then. However, the...

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Book Review: A Letter From Italy

A Letter From Italy Author: Pamela Hart Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 Pamela Hart has done it again with a captivating story within the historical fiction genre. A Letter From Italy will grab you from the first page and take you on a...

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Writing Prompt Challenge No. 2

After the success of my first Writing Prompt Challenge I'm thrilled to bring you another one. I've been a fan of writing prompts for a while. They are a great way to start the day, or at any time to get those creative juices flowing. In case it's your first time...

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How to deal with writer envy

Envy noun 1. a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck There's no denying we all feel envy at one time or another. And in the writing game, sometimes more than we'd like. It begins with something...

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Book Review: The Family Secret

The Family Secret Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia My Rating: 4.5/5 I wasn't expecting to enjoy The Family Secret as much as I did. Although I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, I must admit I did. And the cover...

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Author Interview: Natasha Lester

This week I have something very special for you. An interview with the amazing Australian author Natasha Lester. Natasha is fast becoming one of Australia's favourite historical fiction novelists, a fact that will be all but cemented with the upcoming release of her...

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Book Review: Her Mother’s Secret

Her Mother's Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 "From England to the Manhattan of the 1920s and 1940's, be swept away by the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society's disapproval."...

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The Evolution of Personal Blogging: Where to now?

I have been blogging for so long that I actually can't remember when I started, or what my very first blog was called. I'm pretty sure it was around 2009 that I wrote my first blog post on the go-to platform back then "Blogger". Early on I blogged as "Lipgloss Mumma"...

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Book Review: Crazy Busy Guilty

  Crazy Busy Guilty Author: Lauren Sams Published: 2017 Publisher: Nero, Swartz Publishing My Rating: 4/5 "There's life Before Baby and life After Baby. Any idiot knows that. I knew that. Except I didn't know what life After Baby would really be like..." Crazy...

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Hi, I'm Jodi, and I write women's contemporary fiction. I live in regional Victoria on a mini-farm with my husband, daughters, dogs, cat, horse, and chickens. When I'm not writing, you'll find me with my nose in a good book, or in the kitchen baking and dreaming of my next traveling adventure. I'm currently working on my first novel

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