Meredith Grant is an emerging Regional Victorian writer. She has been shortlisted for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Lit. Awards for Prose, runner-up for the FAW Qld. Soapbox Article competition and most recently been awarded runner-up in the Writers Victoria Regional Members Writing Competition. She has also contributed to on-line Journals and had articles and personal memoirs published on-line. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at Ballarat University and has a strong focus on writing non-fiction. Her goal is to become a freelance writer where her contributions will cover her experience and knowledge on topics that sit close to her heart, including Australia's homeless epidemic, teenage depression and Australian adoption matters. She is currently working on her full length memoir she hopes to have published, until then her short memoir works are being submitted to various opportunities and competitions which she hopes will help raise her writing profile.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Yes, small things, but none the less they are things that excite me. While browsing the book shops, I came across the newest edition of The Australian Writer's Marketplace 2011/2012, and of course could not leave without purchasing a copy.
This book becomes my bloodline for writing, where I meticulously scan every page for any opportunities to spread my wings as a writer. This is my writers Bible, yet to stay faithful I need to stay focused and ensure I meet the demands I set myself. With every new year comes new opportunity - well lets hope. And it goes without saying that no - I didn't only purchase the one book but four. I am now the proud owner of The Fry Chronicles, a book I had no intention of ever reading, I came to say goodbye - and can't wait to start reading, and The Country show cookbook - for a bit of cooking in my spare time. I am a very keen cook and have a love for country and shows. Not that so far back I have a history for cooking and shows; more accurately Cake Decorating. I once spent painstaking hours upon hours creating pieces of art with my cakes, something I still have a passion for and a burning desire to undertake once again; however I would first need to find a renewed level of patience and time in order to do so. Who knows what the new year might bring?