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A decade later she landed in Northland and stayed although her latitude and longitude still change regularly.
Her other fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and travel articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals in NZ and internationally. Barbara completed a Diploma in Writing Stories for Children in She enjoys being a part of NZSA, and gaining inspiration from all the writing talent around her.
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Narine taught juniors as a primary teacher for years, which motivated her to write for children. Currently, she is writing her first full-length play for a PANZ competition, 90 minutes in length. She has recently had some success with plays for PANZ — spaced out over a long time. She has been re-motivated to try her hand at playwriting, and is enjoying the genre. She won her first writing competition, at the age of eight and at 11 her first poem was published.
Later two books on creative activity, were followed by several articles and stories and she was a staff writer for NZ Fisherman before being diagnosed with an incurable disease. She has since self-published two books of poems and is working on a third and a short story collection. Jac privately believes that her greatest writing accomplishment was the highly commended award for tidy writing that she won in primary school, as her hand-writing is usually exceptionally poor. Luckily she now does all of her creative writing on her laptop.
Squeezing her writing between her two library jobs can be challenging, however she found time to win the Northland Short Story of the Year in both and Jac lives in rural Whangarei with her daughter, five hens and two cats. She has lived in Whangarei for 18 years. From to she has published columns on a Korean web newspaper about New Zealand and in published an article about a Korean folktale story in Whangarei Report.
Talia Mana is a business consultant and success strategist who excels at creating and growing successful businesses. Talia is an innovator who enjoys being at the forefront of change. An early adopter of digital marketing she published her first eBook in the late s. She is also the author of two self-improvement books containing strategies for personal success and more than 1, articles and blog posts, and several eBooks and audio products.
An award winning blogger and professional speaker, Talia has been featured in television, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews. Anne worked as a speech language therapist and special needs teacher for 30 years. She has won a Northland short story competition and poetry competition and her poems have been anthologised. In Anne decided to take on the challenge of writing a junior novel. Her work has been translated into Maori and interpreted by the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.
Janine designed, wrote and currently teaches on the online Diploma of Applied Writing programme for Northtec.
Janine lives with her family on the Hokianga Harbour and is involved in several local issues, all of which feeds her writing. Julie is a qualified editor and journalist and works as a freelance editor offering editing, proofreading and writing services. She works primarily with non-fiction material from short documents to lengthy publications, including academic work and website copy. WriteInvite Weekly online short story competitions — every Saturday night at 5. You can enter each competition as many times as you like. Competitions every month.
The theme for September is romance. Writers' Billboard Bi-monthly writing competitions in various formats, including poetry. For other published stories, a complimentary copy will be given. Stories from non-subscribers are welcome but must be accompanied by the entry fee. Free unlimited entry for subscribers. Scribble is published in March, July, October, and December. More details HERE.
My Writing Journey Competition – September 2012
Aim for a word count between 1, to 3, Stories may embrace crime, mystery, romance, sport, humour, fantasy, erotica or science-fiction. All stories not selected for publication are returned to authors with a grid assessment.
Text should be type-written or word-processed, printed in double spacing. Entries should be accompanied with a short biography and colour photograph of the writer. For horror and speculative fiction.
Maximum words. Winner and runner-up - plus best shortlisted - published in Dark Tales magazine. Keep watching this space. Click here for details. Any genre. Closing Date: 8th June Closing date: 15 June Full details on website. Deadline: 29th June. Max: words. Deadline: June Details on website. Closing date: 30th June Maximum words with the theme Go for the Throat.
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