Having purpose in writing Is there anything as intrinsic to writing than purpose? Yet so many of us forget why we’ve started a story, we lose track and motivation, perhaps beguiled by characters or waylaid by a complex plot. Then there’s grammar and punctuation to watch out for … oh heavens, even the simplest words […]
Highlights: SSOA writers reading their work in public! The year ended with a 'WOW!' when Sydney School of Arts & Humanities (SSOA) writers read their work during the City of Sydney celebrations for the opening of the new Nita McCrae Park at Millers Point, The Rocks.
Post-halloween writing Ever wondered what happens to all those pumpkins after Halloween? You might be thinking soup, or American Pie. A Sydney School of Arts and Humanities scout
International Day of the Girl For Girls Everywhere The United Nations has marked 11 October as the International Day of the Girl, initiated five years ago. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges that girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights as children and as they become women. The …
SAY 'NO' TO NUCLEAR WAR In the current phase of loose words and large egos on the world political stage, here’s a timely reminder about the complete madness of playing with the fiery hell of atomic warfare.
Writing tip What advice does the best-selling historical romance novelist, Anna Campbell, give to 'aspiring' writers? 'Stick to your guns and write a complete manuscript. Personal experience indicates you’ll hear a siren voice whispering to you about 100 pages in, insisting that what you’re writing is terrible and you should try this new wonderful …
Global distribution works for SSOA Using a global distribution network for books published by Sydney School of Arts & Humanities (SSOA), it was pleasing this week to see a couple of books by one of our authors, Ferdinando Manzo, on sale in a bookshop in southern Italy.
Sydney Writers Circle meetup hits the mark Sydney Writers Circle meetup has recently been the subject of a study into group dynamics with a positive finding that we deliver the goods ... that is, helpful, gentle and 'affirming' feedback for emerging writers.
A Tribute to My Father, Donald Urquhart I think of my father every day, not only on Father’s Day. I loved him deeply; admired his intelligence, his resourcefulness, his warm sense of humour and his courage in adversity. He loved the Australian landscape: the desert; the mountains; the coast; the rainforests.