My Writing Journey so Far.
History, especially social history, has always captured my interest and imagination. I am continually fascinated to learn about the way people lived in earlier times . What did they do day to day? How did they relate to each other and their communities? What did they really believe in?
This interest spilled over into my hobby, some would say obsession, when I began researching my family history . As I wrote up the mountains of information I'd gleaned from websites, databases, cemeteries and endless archives, I longed to fill in the gaps, and there are always many gaps no matter how thorough the research, Stories to flesh out the individual beyond dates and addresses began to run through my head and invade my dreams.
And so began my creative writing.
On this site I share my love of writing, literature, history and genealogy, exploring how, by using our imaginations we can travel back in time and, hopefully, come to understand how the past continues to inform and shape our present lives..
Blog Please visit blog page to share in my stories and please please please leave a comment. Writing is a lonely business!
Recent Activities for Skill Development (and fun!)
Margaret Atwood on line Masterclass
Creative Penn video's and podcasts
2018 Research trip to Lewis - check out the blog and Research post.
Novelist Circle writing group - monthly meetings
Radelaide wRiters monthly meetings focussing on historical fiction
SA Masterclassers an SA meet up of Fiona Macintosh's Masterclass graduates
Pitch Conference at SA Writers Centre
Spring Masterclass 2016 with Fiona McIntosh
Pitch You Novel: How to attract Agents and Publisher. 2016 https://awc.customerhub.net/pitch-to-agents-and-publishers Online Course with Natasha Lester via Australian Writers Centre (AWC) :
Synopsis and Pitching. with Patrick Allington at SA Writers Centre, 2015
Fiction Clinic, SA Writers Centre 2014
Online Course Creative Writing 1 & 2: AWC.
History, Mystery and Magic. Kate Forsyth, AWC.
Reading "Your Book Publishing Options. How to Make and market Ebooks and Print Books", Euan Mitchell , OverDog Press, 2014.
2nd Tuesday Book Club at The Mockingbird Lounge http://mockingbirdlounge.com.au
Marion Writer Inc.