But it’s not just any door. Not at all, because it is the door to one of the retreat cabins at Katharine’s Place, the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in Greenmount. Over the last two weeks, I have been staying at KSP, on a writing fellowship. I have been immersed in writing. And not just my own writing. Katharine’s Place is alive with writers’ groups, workshops and social groups and it was all part of the experience to attend some of these, to meet the people invo
A splash of routine, a pinch of process and a dash of intuition. This is the recipe that I am hoping will create a successful second draft of my manuscript. Routine is something that successful writers’ always put at the top of their list of writing tips. It’s the holy grail of literary pursuit. Writing routinely, and regularly, without distraction is what is required. It’s not surprising, after all you couldn’t build a house if you didn’t make time to lay bricks.
So to assi
John Forrest National Park, on the eastern edge of Perth, is Western Australia’s oldest national park. It is a beautiful place with two natural waterfalls, surrounded by marri and jarrah trees. It is the location where, this year, I ran my first ever trail half marathon - an awesome, fun-packed, Perth Trail Series event called ‘Eagle and Child’. It is next to this wonderful national park, in Greenmount, that the Katharine Susannah Pritchard Writers Centre is located. The cent