creative writing

The Challenge

I’m a reader but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. As in fiction. There are lots of us out there, who dream of writing a novel but…it’s hard! I knew this dream wouldn’t let me go, so I rolled up my sleeves and set out to write a novel that channelled my interests in the ocean, mythology and fantasy.

Yes, it was hard. One of the most difficult things I’ve done. But it was a great journey and I learned far more than I’d bargained for in terms of how to craft, write, edit, publish and promote my work. And plotting, scenes, structure, dialogue…the list is endless!



I won two awards – an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship and the Olvar Wood Writer’s Fellowship. I came in the top ten on Amazon kindle in the Young Adult category on release.

I also learned a great deal about grit and determination, plus loads of techniques about writing that apply to fiction and non-fiction. Best of all, I got some lovely reviews!

Wow, the descriptions in this story are marvelous — it’s almost as if the reader can actually see and feel the Oceanheart world. I love the idea of people who have living stories on their skin. It’s a very imaginative way of illustrating how, in real life, we’re all marked by the stories we encounter in one way or another.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful fantasy world By Meg

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