Writers, do we need qualifications?…

Bio pictureRecently a friend of mine from Gold Coast Writers began a course at University. A mature aged student with life skills and few academic qualifications. I really admire her for doing this as it’s something I’ve always longed to do.

I have completed an on line course with The Writing School and achieved a Certificate in Comprehensive Writing in 2008. This was enjoyable and I felt I did gain some expertise however, it fell short of my hopes as I didn’t feel stretched.

Somerset Literary Festival 2013 tickets are now on sale. I’ve always loved going to this event whenever I can get time off work. That is my problem this year. In looking over the programme Nick Earls will be there for an adults session on Blogging and Author platforms. Like a dry sponge I really want to go and soak up the information relayed by such a prolific author. http://www.somerset.qld.edu.au/celebration/programme/

I’ll keep you posted if I can get to the Festival this year.


About jillswrites

I am a writer of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world'. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. Several of my short stories appear in a collaborative book for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales written in conjunction with my fellow members of The Ten Penners, this was a follow-up book to 'Shock, Horror, Gasp'. Fan-tas-tic-al Tales was released in 2009, now available in hard copy and on Amazon. We are currently in the completing our next adventure based anthology called 'Mystery, Mayhem & Magic' scheduled for release later in 2017. As a member of BookCoasters the Gold Coast Library blog, complementing my own blog, I enjoy blog being able to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon. I work part time and lead a busy life.
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