Where I’m at…

Where I’m at…

As I strike a red cross through yet another day, the calendar tells me we're almost half way through the year. Hard to believe right? It seems like only yesterday I chose my word for 2017, and put a plan into action. So far, 2017 has successfully been a year of focus....

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Writing Prompt Challenge No 4

  Welcome to my fourth Writing Prompt Challenge. If this is your first time joining in, you may wish to check out the previous three challenges: Writing Prompt Challenge and Writing Prompt Challenge No 2. and Writing Prompt Challenge No. 3. All which have...

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Book Review: The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake Author: Sarah Bailey Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets waiting to explode. The Dark Lake is the debut novel from Australian author Sarah Bailey. Captioned as 'an addictive crime...

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Book Review: The Lucky One

The Lucky One Author: Caroline Overington Published: 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 3.5-4/5 The Lucky One by Caroline Overington, is a story about an old castle, a fresh body, and an unsolved mystery. It's drama filled, with flawed characters and fractured...

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What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he'll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he...

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When to stop learning and start writing

As a writer with no formal qualifications, i.e. no tertiary degree in writing, I have looked for other ways to learn about the craft of writing. I've done many short courses, read a trove of online articles and websites, and discussed everything from dialogue to point...

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Writing Prompt Challenge No 3

It's that time again! Time to challenge your creativity, let your imagine run wild, and your fingers speed into overdrive with ten minutes of free writing. If this is the first time you're joining, you may wish to check out the the very first Writing Prompt...

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Ideas: Where do they come from?

It's a question most writers will be asked. Where do you get your ideas? Where do you draw your inspiration from? I'd love to say there's a honey pot full of sweet, sticky ideas just waiting to dip your finger into. But there's not. However, ideas are everywhere. You...

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Why I only review good books

If you've read a few of my book reviews, you'll see a pattern. Most of my reviews fall in the 4-5 out of 5 star category. You may think I'm incredibly lucky to pick books that are great, but that's not the case. The truth is; I only write reviews for the books I've...

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Book Review: The Hidden Hours

The Hidden Hours Author: Sara Foster Published: 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia My Rating: 5/5 The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster is a psychological mystery and an addictive page-turner. The book really should come with a warning: Be prepared to put your...

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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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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

Jodi Gibson author member ASA
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