Plots and the power of thinking back to front

A few weeks ago I joined a Mini-Novel Writing course. I've always been an organic plotter- meaning I never really knew what was going on in my longer pieces of writing or where they would end up. Writing a novel was like a detective story, exciting to see what happens next and it was heaps… Continue reading Plots and the power of thinking back to front

Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

I've been working on rewriting some old fairy tales. I've written my own versions of The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and I'm working on a pretty twisted version of Snow White. This is the latest one I'm re-imagining: Jack and the Beanstalk. I just read this old Ladybird version and came up… Continue reading Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

Balancing the Score and Killing my Ex-darlings

Okay, so there is that thing where lesbian writers are trying to even the score. In the past lesbian characters were merely put into stories to be killed off. It was, well, still is, seriously a thing. So there are a heap of lesbian writers who are making strong characters who win and survive, some… Continue reading Balancing the Score and Killing my Ex-darlings