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 […]

3 tips from NaNoWriMo 2017

3 tips from NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s December – and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is over for another year. Having written 50,000 words in November, the mind and body are in need a bit of a break. I’ve taken part in Nanowrimo a number of times and found it an incredibly rigorous, inspiring, exhausting and valuable experience. Here are my […]

Purpose in writing

Purpose in writing

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 […]

Sex Writing of the Week

Sex Writing of the Week

Sex. Lately it has been about sex. I sat at a high tea on the weekend - my sisters birthday - a sister I don’t see very often, who had invited the whole cavalcade of cousins within our family, all females, and provided us with a blistering view of the harbour, the beauty and activity of which clustered outside the huge glass plate windows for us to delectate. …
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. …
Girls

Girls

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 regular 10-minute writing exercise for our meet-up groups in Sydney Writers' Circle produced these thoughtful pieces, even when masked by humour My life as a woman …