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A Way Out

A Way Out

The room seemed dark and forbidding She felt trapped by the barriers around her She wondered how she had got there and if there was A way out She had the love and support of people all around her But, there were disappointments clouding her mind Sometimes it seemed hopeless – she wondered if she […]
She Walks In Beauty

She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty beside the sea With serene grace and sparkling eyes An elegance shining radiantly That dark of night cannot disguise Her whispered thoughts and smiling face Are music to my troubled heart Her welcome kindness I embrace A feeling that will not depart Sharing life and hope so dear A precious thought […]
Frank Drake - A Rebel With A Cause

Frank Drake – A Rebel With A Cause

Billy Slater is currently firmly ensconced in the position of Australia’s premier fullback, currently holding the record for the most tries scored by a fullback in the NRL. He epitomises the concept of the “running fullback” and no one currently questions the validity or the value of having a fullback that scores a lot of […]
Ross Strudwick - Halfback Extraordinaire

Ross Strudwick – Halfback Extraordinaire

At a time when many of Queensland’s best players were being poached by Sydney clubs, Ross Strudwick bucked the trend by leaving mighty St George to join Fortitude Valley in the Brisbane competition in 1973. The Valleys club had its own proud tradition, having won the first BRL competition in 1909 and a record 17 […]
Wally Lewis And The Diehards

Wally Lewis And The Diehards

2018 marked the 40th anniversary of Wally Lewis’ first grade debut for Fortitude Valleys in the Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) competition. The Valleys Diehards were a foundation club and have won 25 first grade premierships overall, more than any other football club in Australian history. Kangaroos such as Vic Armbruster and Duncan Hall, and Origin […]
Common Grammar Mistakes

Common Grammar Mistakes

Every writer needs to ensure they use grammar correctly. It’s not about being a ‘Grammar Nazi’. It is about good grammar being a reflection of you. Even if you’re not a professional writer, there will be times when you need to make a good impression with your writing. And showing attention to detail when it […]
Connecting Ideas In Writing

Connecting Ideas In Writing

GPS Navigation For Your Reader After much thought and deliberation, you’ve come up with a topic to write about and some ideas on how to expand on that topic. Now you’ve got to think about the next step – how to connect those ideas in the most effective way. When it comes to connecting ideas, discourse […]
Writers are Comfortable with Silence

Writers are Comfortable with Silence

Life is Noisy Let’s face it, from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night, we’re constantly surrounded by a cacophony of sound. At times you can feel like it’s so powerful, it takes on a life of its own, something we’re powerless to do anything about. As […]
How to be a persuasive writer

How to be a persuasive writer

Selling Ice to an Eskimo One of the most important skills for any writer to master is the art of being persuasive. But why is it that some seem to be able to do it so easily – the proverbial ‘They could sell ice to an Eskimo’ comes to mind – whereas others struggle to […]