The Courage to Share

Mental Health in Young Adult Fiction and Life Guest Blog Postby Rebecca Laffar-Smith~ This October, YA science fiction and fantasy author Rebecca Laffar-Smith will be touring libraries in Western Australia to help raise awareness of youth mental health crises. Today she joins us via a guest blog post. Welcome, Rebecca! ~ First, I want to … Continue reading The Courage to Share

Difficult Writing (IWSG Sept)

Welcome to another Insecure Writer's Support Group blog posting. Each month, we talk about our writing doubts and fears, struggles and triumphs. IWSG is all about supporting each other and connecting with other writers. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been … Continue reading Difficult Writing (IWSG Sept)

Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

Welcome to another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. We are all about supporting each other. This month’s co-hosts are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton, and we are talking about book worlds! July 6 question - If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? … Continue reading Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

Holding Words, Celebrating Success

It's Makuru season in my patch of Western Australia, as described by our Indigenous custodians, the Bindjareb Noongar. Makuru is the time of 'first rains', aka winter! It's cold and wet, and I apologise for missing a post last week--I took a much-needed break to reset my brain. I've been doing too much without reward … Continue reading Holding Words, Celebrating Success

How to Write, AKA Showing Up (IWSG June)

Welcome to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. On the first Wednesday of each month, we blog about writing to encourage other writers out there. The IWSG is all about connecting, sharing, and ‘rocking the neurotic writing world’.  Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those … Continue reading How to Write, AKA Showing Up (IWSG June)