Writing of the Week Upanishads

Writing of the Week Upanishads

Writing of the Week Upanishads In a recent meet up of our Sydney School of Arts & Humanities Friday creative writing group, the writing prompt set for members to limber up word-wise for 10-minutes was: ‘There are many truths. Each truth comes from the eye of the observer.’ Here is the response from a new […]

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month was celebrated at the Harry Jensen Centre in Millers Point today with a City of Sydney function organised for the local community. The purpose of the day was to create awareness about how to deal with mental illness and reduce any stigma associated with this common series of conditions.

Thoughts of the Buddha

Thoughts of the Buddha

Thoughts of the Buddha: A Crossroads At the age of 80, this crossroads on my lifelong journey, I ponder whether to take the right or the left road. Come to think of it, I don't need to. I should go straight ahead. I should go straight ahead, loosen the grip I've held on my family and friends, cut off the strings of attachment I have for them, let …

Writing of the Week: dialogue with conflict

Writing of the Week: dialogue with conflict

For a recent exercise in writing strong dialogue containing conflict, David Kelly from our Thursday evening group was awarded ‘writer of the week’. Here’s the dialogue, short but punchy: Conflict or what? ‘You get the fuck out of my house,’ Miranda yelled at Jack. ‘It’s both ‘our house’ Miranda,’ Jack yelled …

How to write an interesting sex scene

How to write an interesting sex scene

Every sex scene needs a purpose. Unless you’re writing actual erotica, a form of literary pornography, its purpose cannot be titillation alone. Whether your genre is Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Murder Mystery, there may come a point where your characters end up in an intimate situation. This is very challenging for many writers, and very easy to get …