Back in 2011, I was in a meeting with the boss when my phone rang embarrassingly in my pocket. Realising I should have switched it to silent, we both waited awkwardly until it rang out. Thirty seconds later, the familiar ding of a message came through. After the meeting, I looked at the number, it … Continue reading How I got my first book published …and what I learned.
Take your ideas out of your head and do something with them. Take out a sketch book and sketch. Open up a notebook and jot down notes. Take your phone out and take photos. Don't be afraid to be the quirky one hiding in the shrubbery at a Mozart recital sketching the Cellist. (like this … Continue reading Take your ideas out of your head
I’m sure you’re like me and don’t see the world the same way everyone else does. I feel there’s a bit of magic hidden everywhere; tucked behind the cheese in the fridge, curled up in the dust under the bed and in the eyes of fellow co-workers 5 minutes before a boring work meeting ends. … Continue reading There’s a kind of magic
I’ve spent many years reading everything there is to know about finding your passion and following your heart (I even wrote a book with that title), and every other motivational thing about doing what you love. Everyone is meant to know what they’re passionate about. Right? You hear about the woman who wins a major … Continue reading Can’t find your passion? Don’t worry, try this instead.
I started 2017 with only one event booked into the calendar. Then it got cancelled. Bugger. However, by at the end of the year, I’d jammed that calendar so full of wild and crazy experiences and events that I didn’t have any time to scratch my bum. With a little bit of magic and a … Continue reading 2017 – an unexpected success
Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update
It's OK to Feel the Way You Do Josh Langley Big Sky Publishing Reviewed by Meg Whelan Released October 2017 Paperback ISBN 9781925520965 RRP $14.99 Category: Younger readers It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and … Continue reading Review by Books and Publishing Australia
If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own kind. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.
I’ve noticed of late I can’t slow down. There’s a tremendous sense of urgency to get things done. I can feel it, a simmering, no, a boiling desire to create and get something out there. I know there should be down time between projects. A time of rest and recuperation. A time to allow the … Continue reading A boiling desire to create.