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My Clean Sick Sense of Humor

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Greenleaf Press

2017 Greenleaf Buds Writing Competition - NOW OPEN!
For an unpublished picture book manuscript

Opens 1 August 2017. Closes 30 September 2017. Winners announced 1 November 2017. Entries received after the closing date will not be accepted.

1st Prize = $50 + Manuscript Assessment by award-winning author, Aleesah Darlison
2nd Prize = $25
3rd Prize = $10
Plus 3 Highly Commended Certificates
2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and HC recipients will receive short feedback comments. All Prize and HC recipient names will be published on the Greenleaf Press website: and Facebook Page:

Format your story with a title page that includes the story title, your name, address, email and mobile number as well as a word count.
Headers on each page should include your story title, your name and your email address.
Please number all pages.
Text should be in Times New Roman 12 pt font double spaced.
Word limit: 700 words.
You can save and submit your story as a Word Document or PDF.

Visit the Greenleaf Press Competition Page to make payment via PayPal BEFORE submitting your stories.

Then submit all stories via email to:
Include the words 'Greenleaf Buds Writing Competition - Story Title' in the subject header.
Email submissions accepted only. Hard copy submissions NOT accepted.
$6.60 per story including GST to enter.

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New Blog Post: Living in Asia, every day I am reminded of the importance of community. At harvest time I watched as my local neighborhood came together every da...y to help each other with the laborious process of sun drying freshly harvested rice on large tarpaulins spread out on shared roads and bike paths. It made me think that as writers, we too can benefit from coming together to harvest the rewards of our hard work collectively. In Bali for a week we will do both. We will follow our own inner journeys and we'll spend time with our own community to share, support and inspire each other.

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Writers need solitude and community. On retreat in Bali you will get both. Only other writers truly get what drives you. Bond with your tribe for a week!

This can apply to any creative venture you do.

Tips on timing, psychology and breaks from authors who finish multiple books per year.

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Tue 12:00 PM UTC+10Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, CairnsCairns, QLD, Australia
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Calling all publishers, authors and those in the literature industry: think you have a winning book? Get your entries in for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Entries close Friday, 2 June 2017.

Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Just letting you know you can now Buy Magic Fish Dreaming in Tully, at Little Angels Children's Boutique and Toys on Still St. All the best, June

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Greenleaf Press

Christmas is coming! Give the author in your life a special gift... a ticket to the Sunshine Writers Retreat... 6 masterclasses over 3.5 days. Luxury accommodat...ion. Delicious food. Writing and creative time. They'll love you forever! Visit and sign up to our newsletter to receive your special code for a DISCOUNT off the retreat price.

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Looks harmless enough, doesn’t it? But Solanum lycopersicum could cost you readers. I got this the other day: “I started reading Silk Road a couple of days back and was enjoying it very much, just …
‘Thank you dear backers all’ sing the Magic Fish Dreaming Team. ‘We hold you in high esteem For believing in this book dream. We plan to do you proud And thank you beautiful crowd…

Brenda's new Vlog series - congratulations Brenda

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Brenda May Writer

Welcome to Chasing the Rainbow - the first in a three part vlog about the writing process of my first novel, 'A Wild Ride to Love', where a reluctant undercover... agent falls in love with the bikie leader she was sent to bring to justice.
It's intriguing where that initial spark of an idea comes from. It hits you out of nowhere and a story is born. What triggered your inspiration for what you have written, or are writing? Drop me a line I would love to hear from you. Writers minds are a fascinating place.
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Good memories of ABC Open days blogging in the and journeys in blogging: - June

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Don't forget that due to the Federal Election next Saturday our meeting date has been put back a week. July 9th Healthy Harvest Café Mission Beach - see you then.
PS The homework for this month is to write 500 words [or less] about the rivets in the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Don't forget you are 'creative' writers - get to it.

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Looking forward to workshops with Kate in October - can't wait

In her dramatic and complex retelling of the Rapunzel story, Kate Forsyth explores the fairy tale itself, as well as women who refuse to be silenced from the telling of their stories. Bitter Greens…

This blog is clear on concise on the new privacy proposal. Well worth a read to understand it better.

From an Author’s Perspective… Term of Copyright To recap: The Productivity Commission in Australia is considering making changes to Intellectual Property Arrangements. Some suggestions in the…