Author Archives: Helen Ross

About Helen Ross

Welcome to my writing corner. I am an Australian writer and poet and have many passions; some of which I write about in my blog posts. I have a quirky sense of humour, and have always danced to the beat of my own drum. Thanks for dropping by and hope you visit again soon. I always have tea, coffee, wine and cake.

My Very Close Shave tale on Gabrielle Bryden’s blog

Talented writer, poet and blogger, Gabrielle Bryden, recently wrote of her close shave with an aquaplaning bus. OMG! Subsequently, Gabrielle expressed an interest in receiving any close shave poems or stories from regular readers of her blog and people she … Continue reading

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Watchwords – what is happening in Brisbane

Watchwords is a site is about writers, readers, artists, filmmakers and our beautiful City of Brisbane. It is a non-profit site that writer Lois May started up to cover the Brisbane Writers Festival initially, back in 2012.  It was intended to be taken down … Continue reading

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Inside

I looooove anything creative and whilst I don’t consider myself a photographer I do love taking photos. A couple of years ago I shouted myself a lovely Canon EOS 600D with the view to improving my photography skills and my eye for … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop Tour

Australian writer and poet, Gabrielle Bryden  has tagged me in a Writing Process Blog Tour. Gabrielle is a very talented writer/poet so please check out her lovely blog. The Writing Process Blog Tour involves me answering four questions and tagging … Continue reading

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Rainy Days

In Australia (being in the southern hemisphere) it is currently Winter. However, Winter (if you can call it that) in Brisbane is generally very mild (I sigh). However the early morning temperatures can be crisp, which I love. Most of … Continue reading

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OWOD illustrator event – Brisbane 2014

OWOD (One Word One Day) is a wonderful nationwide illustrator event run by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) in partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). The ASA and ILF have a new sponsor this year – Zart Art (supplier … Continue reading

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My poem is published

Yesterday, I received an unexpected phone call from a Melbourne based editor/writer/poet confirming my postal address to receive a complimentary copy of the poetry anthology When the Moon is Swimming Naked: Australasian Poetry for the Chinese Youngster.  What the? As I … Continue reading

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SLQ’s 2014 Young Writers Award

The State Library of Queensland runs an annual Young Writers Award competition. The short story competition is open to Queensland residents aged 18-25 with a cash prize of $2,000. Entries close Friday 18 July 2014. So if you know of any young … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Writers Festival 2014

The Gold Coast Writers Festival is on 13-15 June 2014 If you live in Brisbane, the Gold Coast or neighbouring regions (or happen to be on holiday in the area), you may be interested in attending this three day festival. … Continue reading

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One Word One Day – Brisbane

  BRISBANE’S DATE In partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation – In partnership with Zart Art. It’s back by popular demand! For the third year, One Word One Day will be making its way around the country enticing illustrators to … Continue reading

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