Tag Archives: Writing

Harper Collins Award Winning Short Story by Shirley Chalmers

The Onion Picker’s Daughter     The old green Ford Pilot is standing in the road like a patient elephant waiting for its load. The hot Queensland day is slowly dying, with a sighing breeze stirring dust from the leaves of the nearby gums. It will soon be getting dark and Dad is hurrying us, […]

Rambling Rose and Miss Seganto

Nomads abound, especially these days as the grey variety stock up their caravans or Winnebagos to go touring. The holiday parks are packed with them. I guess I became a nomad when Dad sold the farm at Imbil in Queensland and moved the family to Boreen Point, a lovely spot on the shore of Lake […]

Books on Amazon

          Hi, I’d like to let you all know I have unpublished the books of poetry I had published on Amazon. The reason is that I am publishing in paperback through an Australian Publisher.  I am not sure how long before the book becomes available, but I will surely let you […]

Rainbows Through the Rain

Keep On Walking – Quotes on Rejection

    Rejection Quotes Words from the wise, passed on to us:   Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way […]

Readers and Writers Morning…

Readers and Writers It was a great experience to be a part of the Readers and Writers morning yesterday, Thursday 30th August.  The function was held in the Rotary Gallery, which is situated in the library building, on a cold, wet and windy day.  Our Milpara Creative Writers were well represented and members read some […]

Writer’s Festivals

The Melbourne Writers Festival is on again and I’ve booked for a whole day of work-shopping! Our own local Coal Creek Literary Festival kicks off on Saturday October 13th. Last year’s was so much fun and I especially loved the poetry slam. We were given a topic to write on, on the spot, then had […]