Writing – Page 6 – Anna Spargo-Ryan


Writers Victoria: Session 1

As part of my Quest to Find Meaning, I applied to do a mentorship with Writers Victoria. I love those guys. They are dream enablers, with all those courses to teach you how to satisfy that little person inside you who has always wanted to


My 300 words a day

I finally have the house to myself. On Monday I will be back in the office. Four long weeks of school holidays behind me, but of course now that the children are with their dad I have the sting of I didn't take them to enough fun


Bye now!

So, here's the thing. I've decided to stop blogging here. Not in a tantrum way, I promise. At the moment I'm working on some writing projects that I really love, and there isn't enough space in my brain hole to blog as well. It's not


Pulitzers are just hope killers

In the immediate future, I will only be able to offer you brief summaries of what is going on in life. I read four Pulitzer-winning books this week and now everything I do is a waste of the internet, obviously. Tip: if you want to



I struggle with tenses. I like the way past tense reads, but I feel like I can represent emotions better in present tense. So the idea I'm kind of working on is to have the first part of the book (about 50,000 words) in past


5 Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo

I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I say "doing", but what I mean is "registered for". Last year I wrote about 54,000 words, which officially made me a winner but in actuality made me very tired. Also, none of the words were salvageable. Well, maybe six


A bit of first drafting

I go to Malvern to meet with a couple from New Zealand. They’re both gorgeous. I feel plain and unpleasant. He is a builder and a rugby player. She works in marketing. They have a Rottweiler. Their rugby friends come around a lot, they tell