Back to Creative Writing basics: showing vs telling

Any seasoned writer will know this: showing trumps telling, any time, any day. This show, not tell adage applies to all genres of creative writing, whether it's fiction (books, poetry, short stories) or non-fiction (memoir, literary journalism, lyric essay). In show, not tell, writers are urged to describe the various aspects in a story (character, …

Getting over that writing block: tips to live by

Whether you're a start-up founder working on all aspects of the business, a copywriter working hard daily to bring clients' visions to life, or a seasoned PR/comms specialist crafting newsworthy press releases with that sought-after edge—we all encounter times when our minds have suddenly gone blank and... the words just. won't. come. (*cue wailing) I've …

Doldrum Saturdays

The weekend has rolled around, yet again. And your writing to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. You have a million and one other things you have to do before you feel like you can 'indulge' in your writing—things like laundry, dishes, feeding yourself, working a 'real' job that pays the monthly bills, resting …

Let’s Prose

So I've just spent my whole Saturday slaving over finishing up the web copy for the upcoming Let's Prose—Creative Writing Workshop. The workshop is an initiative of The Eloquent Orifice and is going to be led by dear old me! It's all really exciting, and I'm really looking forward to getting back into holding writing workshops. I've …

Upcoming Writing Group!

I'm excited about lots of things, and one of them is leading a writing group! Interested in a writing group based in Melbourne, meeting once every month, complete with workshopping, writing tips and monthly challenges? Contact me now to register your interest! To be led by editor and published author Geraldine Stallard. #writing #creativewriting #writinggroup #Melbourne