I was one of the lucky 60 or so students that participated in last years WiA, and I’m even luckier to Sue’s right hand woman for both Mildura and Bendigo sessions.
Writers in Action was the single most inspiring subject I’ve been involved in, and I can honestly say that I have never found it so easy to write than around and from this time. I was lucky to have not only a wonderful lecturer in Sue, but the sessions were thought provoking, funny, sad – all the feelings, and they made the words float around in my head and come out of my fingers. You can read my WiA blog here.
I found blogging last years festival a joy, but I remember all to well beginning the blog. It was hard! But here is where I come in this year. I am here to help you guys through. I am here to answer all your questions about blogging from getting started, to editing and beyond. Just leave your comments here and I’ll get you through. We are in this together ;)
The good news for you is you are using this blog - you don't need to start a blog from fresh, which means you can concentrate on your individual posts.
I will also be curating some of last years blogs. The students produced some amazing content, but it’s spread all over the place – I will post some here so you can get a taste of the range of blog posts you can produce. These should help you get started, and you may even find them inspiring by themselves as there are some wonderful writers in there.
Blogging is a skill in itself, but it’s one you can learn and the best place to start is by reading. After all a ‘Writers Festival’ could just as easily be called a ‘Readers Festival’.
Good luck – let the writing begin!
Below is just a short list of blogs from last years students. Take a read, and in the future I’ll pick out particular posts to provide examples of a particular style of blogging.