In our featured Writing of the Week, writer Mary Healy-North shares an evocative sea poem about the ocean and the emotions it inspires in us.
With Halloween approaching, our Writing Group members have been turning their pens to the strange and sinister. Here's a spooky story from writer Julie Howard
Friday Writing Group recently fell on the vernal equinox, inspiring some poetry in the form of spring haiku to celebrate the change of season.
If any of Grendell Montague's readers had met him in the street, they might have been rather alarmed. Or, most likely, not have had a clue that they had just brushed past their all-time favourite author.
The NSW State Library recently held a "Sonnet Slam" as part of the celebration of Shakespeare's 400th birthday. If you've ever been interested in trying your hand at the poetic form, you'll need to observe some reasonably strict in terms of rhyme, metre and content.
Trevor put the phone down with a sigh. He turned to his team sitting in a circle around his desk. “The PM wants us to find more money”. He looked inquiringly at everyone. Sally and Les slid down in their seats and stared at the floor.
A short scene by author Peter Stankovic, inspired by the writing prompt of a painting of a boat, and possibly some recent political developments...
Stand at Circular Quay just in front of First Fleet Park and survey your surroundings on a beautiful autumn day in Sydney. It’s unusually balmy for this time of year and the crowds are enjoying the weather before the rigours of winter set in.
It was 8.30a.m. in the morning and as always, Harry took his constitutional at this time. He shut the door, turned, and nearly tripped over Boris’s lead. He couldn’t really chastise the dog, they were both getting old. Harry cherished these walks as he realised there were only a finite number left. This had obviously […]
Do we, as writers, have a sense of purpose? Do our characters have a sense of purpose? Drawing from the story of author Geetha Waters, whose memoir writing invoked a new sense of purpose, the Friday Writers’ Group took "purpose" as their writing prompt.