My Blog

With COVID19 still rearing its ugly head, I have decided It is time to knuckle down and get things done. So I have resurrected my blog page.

Two things about my blog.

  • I will post only once a month. I will aim for the beginning of the month. Why? Because we are all time poor. You have writing to do and having yet another blog to read will interfere with your writing and annoy you.
  • My aim is NOT to post items on the craft of writing like, plotting, character, etc. Nearly every writing blog I’ve come across has some version of writing craft articles. So, I am not going down that particular path.

What I hope to do with this blog, is to give you another perspective, as half-formed and skewed as it may be, and some tools I have found useful to my writing.  

You can read this month’s post here.

Professional Development

This post will be updated as information comes to hand.

Please click on the links for further details and to register.


The Moreton Bay Regional Libraries’ Write Around Moreton Bay Series (WAMB) have events for June through to August available. Please check the website for more information and to register.


May 17 BANG Networking Event, Fuel & Co Cafe, Buckland Road, Nundah. Bookings Required

May 21 FAWQ Poetry in Conversation with Jim Higgins, Chermside Library. Bookings required

Festivals, Conferences and similar events.

The Rainforest Writing Retreat is being held over the weekend of 3-5 June. This is held at O’Reilly’s in Lamington National Park.

Word Fest Toowoomba 3-5 June 2022

CYA Conference is online for 2022. It is being run every weekend in July. Bookings are now open.


These competitions are available. Please check websites for details.
I will try and update this post as competitions come to hand. Please note: I do not go looking for competitions, but if they come into my inbox, I will post them here. I concentrate mainly on competitions in Queensland or by Queensland groups and organisations.

Hawkeye Books do random flash fiction competitions. Please sign up for their newsletter to be notified when they occur.

FAWQ has launched their annual Maureen Freer Literary and Gloria Anderlini Memoir Competitions. Maureen Freer Literary Competition has 3 sections (Poetry, Short Story and Flash Fiction). For more information please visit the website or Facebook page. Both competitions close 30 June 2022

Hawkeye Publishing2022 Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Competition – Closing 1 August 2022