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 […]
There are as many ways of writing as there are writers – and this week we have a reflection by one of our writers on how she mindfully plunged into the task of writing on the prompt for the week. The 10 minute writing exercise at SSOA was set by the convenor Aviva Lowy, who […]
Writing - where to begin? Author Stephen King provided wise words for a writing prompt in the regular 10 minutes exercise at the start of our Creative Writing group meet up
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: 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 …
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 …
Cricket season. September is a glorious month in Australia. This cricket season, Greg had vowed to take the game seriously. Last season he had scored over 1000 runs and he was on the verge of breaking into first class cricket. From there, international cricket beckoned.
This feature picture by Julie Corbeil is the week's stimulus for writing. Two of our writers responded with descriptions of Corbeil's collage art.
It’s another scorching December day in Sydney. I’m hurrying down Oxford Street hoping to catch the 480 bus which will take me up to the Surry Hills end of town where I’ve arranged to meet a friend for coffee.
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 …