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A couple of weeks ago I posted about my trip to Bali to take part in the 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. (Read that post HERE).

Now I’m home and after two incredible weeks, I want to recap on the festival and what I gained from it.

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I’ve hit the 30k mark, I repeat, I have hit the 30k mark!

Wooohoo, writing progress! I have finally written 30,000 words for my beloved The Witches of Belle River. Recently I have been super productive with my writing, thanks to a few different writing incentives I have implemented. I’m trying to write 2,000 words a week, which may seem low for some people, but considering the writer’s block wormhole I’ve been in for the last few months, this has been a great start.  View Full Post

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In May of this year, author, and queen of my lil writing heart, V.E Schwab (AKA Victoria Schwab) was the speaker at Oxfords Tolkien Lecture. I’ve watched the speech a few times now and I have a lot of thoughts.

I really look up to Victoria and her writing style sings to my soul so when I saw that the video of her speech was finally up online I was very excited. View Full Post

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Social Media is a great tool for writers, both new and established. Social Media allows us to connect with other writers, to our favourite authors and to a possible readership. It’s a great tool (and maybe a hindrance) but it’s a bit of fun too. I love following other writers on social media, especially established writers and today we’re going to chat about some of my favourite social savvy writers.

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For the past two years, I’ve been studying Professional Writing and Editing at uni! I’m a writer. It’s in my blood, it’s my one talent and I wanted to allow myself the chance to grow this talent through studying.

Before taking on this course, I had been 100% self-taught. Everything I knew about writing, I had found out myself. Some of this information was wrong but it had served me well in my early days of writing! I think being self-taught is fantastic, you have full control of your style and ability and definitely can go far without ever going to university but that doesn’t mean university isn’t worth it! Of course, it isn’t for everyone, but there are pros to studying and that’s what we are going to discuss today.

I chose to start my studying with a cert IV and a Diploma at Melbourne Polytechnic. If you’re a Melbourne based writer who is interested in studying I would tell you to consider this course, it’s been so beneficial for me!

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