Recently I have been reflecting on how much my life has changed since I took a leap of faith and threw myself into my writing. Can it only be a few months ago?
I had no idea how much I could achieve, or how quickly – I’ve been co-author on an award winning children’s book, I’ve completed the first draft of two children’s fantasy novels (both written in a single month during NaNoWriMo) and I’ve had articles and a short story published in international literary magazines … WOW!
Possibly the most important factor in achieving all of this was my decision to join the Northern Beaches Writers’ Group, founded by award winning author, Zena Shapter. Being part of a writing collective was the key to staying motivated through the times of loneliness and doubt and learning about a world I had previously only dreamed I could be part of. Now I am well on the way to making it my life.
In my article “Why Every Writer Should Join a Writing Group” for the literary magazine Writer’s Edit, I explain why connecting with other writers is so important. One of my interviewees was the amazing Zena Shapter. The interview was so interesting and inspiring I wanted to share it with you in full. So read on and enjoy! Continue reading