Hello, Amy the intern back for my weekly post to update you all on the happenings in last week’s Writing Race, and tempt you to come along to tonight’s Race.

Last Wednesday was a cold and rainy night – perfect for settling in somewhere warm with a warm beverage and a writing project. Our small group last week started talking about where writers choose to write. After discovering the legendary Virginia Woolf liked to write outside even though she was distracted by the activities surrounding her, and the Edith Wharton like to compose in bed in the mornings, I did a little investigation and stumbled upon this series by The Guardian entitled ‘Writer’s Rooms’.

There is a little voyeuristic pleasure in seeing where one of your favourite authors composed your favourite works, for example, the tiny little table upon which Jane Austen worked away.

Speaking of authors, I am pleased to announce:

Our guest on the 27th of March is: Charlotte Nash!

Charlotte Nash (source)

Charlotte Nash is a Brisbane-based author, editor, researcher, and university lecturer. Her first book ‘Ryder’s Ridge’, a rural medical romance, is released by Hachette in March this year. Charlotte writes from experience with degrees in mechanical engineering and medicine. This lead to a series of very interesting jobs where the highlights included building rockets, traversing the Pilbara mines and learning medicine on an army base.

Ryder's Ridge - out in March 2013

Charlotte can be found at www.charlottenash.net and you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

This week I’ll be heading the Writing Race solo, so I hope you will all join me to work on your projects.

We will gather at about 7:50pm (Queensland Time; 9pm for those of you enjoying daylight savings time down south, and 6pm for our Western Australian writers) and share our writing goals for the evening, then start the clock and keep working until 9pm. Inspiration, perspiration, and fun guaranteed!

Inspirational quotes will be provided as refreshment at half-time.

At the end of the hour feel free to share how you progressed over the evening and encourage your fellow writers in their pursuit of the craft.

Remember to use the ‘Quick Reply’ button to add your comments.

Hope to see you there.


Amy Chatwin is a currently undertaking her Masters in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at The University of Queensland. She has also attained a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) from Queensland University of Technology. She is based in Brisbane and blogs about food, books, running, and everyday abundance atThoroughly Nourished Life.

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