Self Stretch

ArtsHub Reviews

ArtsHub I've found a new outlet to review for, which I'm absolutely loving! ArtsHub - the national one-stop-shop for everything arts in Australia - sends me amazing books which challenge my preconceptions, and I hone my first-draft-free-form-800+ words into a maximum of 600 words. I enjoy the challenge to be succinct and really pay attention… Continue reading ArtsHub Reviews

Public Praise, Self Stretch

Critique of My Book: Readers’ Favorite

Readers' Favorite Readers' Favorite is a supportive writing environment, with a wealth of authorial resources: it does not post reviews of less than 4 stars, preferring to give individual feedback to the author rather than 'trash' their work in public. It was the first platform to do so. Erin Nicole Cochran's review of Journey into… Continue reading Critique of My Book: Readers’ Favorite

Mindful Musings, Public Praise, Self Stretch

First Critique of My Book: Reedsy

Reedsy Discovery: a wonderful platform for readers and writers What does the world think of my book? It's a challenging thing to put one's own work out into the world - especially content as personal and autobiographical as mine. On one level there's the thinking that "these poems and artworks are me: my private thoughts,… Continue reading First Critique of My Book: Reedsy

Self Stretch

Guest Editor of the Babe Letter

I'm lucky enough to have discovered HerStry and Babes Who Write, a dynamic and inclusive writing space for women. It's a place for me to meet other authors, discuss things writerly and sharpen my writing tools. I personally get a lot out of these interactions and feel like I am always learning new things about… Continue reading Guest Editor of the Babe Letter

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Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine IT'S ARRIVED! HOT OFF THE PRESS! Super excited to present my new creation to the world: I'm proud to be the author of TWO published books! As any author knows, it takes a lot of work to create a book: to write it, edit it, review it, get… Continue reading ***NEW RELEASE***

Self Stretch, Wonderful Writing

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day 21 March is World Poetry Day, in which UNESCO (which has a wonderful motto of building peace in the minds of men and women) "recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind." Here is my humble contribution to the volume of poetry in the world… Continue reading World Poetry Day

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Aniko's inagural issue I recently sent an entry in to a new online magazine, for their inaugural issue. The delightedly-overwhelmed (to clarify, that means that she was overwhelmed for all the right reasons) editor, Emily Riches, sent this reply to my submission: Dear Annabel,Thank you so much for submitting Mopping Up to Aniko Press Magazine.… Continue reading Longlisted

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Stop Press! CAE Christmas Hamper!

Look where I’ve landed! In the CAE Christmas Hamper! Anyone is welcome to enter! Simply email Centre for Adult Education at with the title of the prize as your subject and tell us about your favourite literary gift idea. Winners will be notified and winning entries may be announced on social media. Include your name and… Continue reading Stop Press! CAE Christmas Hamper!