Last week’s Writing Race was a little quiet, but we had a great night and writing success nonetheless. Our Guest Captain for this week’s Race, Louise Cusack, even popped in to say hello to everyone and offer us some half-time inspiration:

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

? Anaïs Nin

This week Louise will be our Guest Captain directing us through the murky waters of a Wednesday night spent in pursuit of prose on the page.

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Louise Cusack

As I mentioned last week Louise writes both fantasy and quirky romance. Her fantasy trilogy ‘Shadow Through Time’ tells the story of a young woman from our world being drawn into the sepia world of Ennae to fulfill her destiny. The series is published by Pan Macmillan and is available at all good e-book retailers. Her romance series ‘Hapless Heroes’ is available exclusively on Amazon for Kindle readers. Louise has also been a writer-in-residence at the Queensland Writer’s Centre and mentors other writers through their manuscript development journey. She lives in Queensland near the ocean. To find out more about Louise you can visit her website, Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter.

Come and join Louise and me tonight at the Writing Race, which starts at 8:00pm. The Race will take the form of a comment stream within the Writing Race Event created on the AWM Facebook page. Just ‘join’ the event and then comment in the stream on the ‘AWM Writing Race’ Page. More information is available in our AWMonline Writing Race FAQs and here is the link to this week’s Writing Race Event.

We hope to see our writing community grow, so invite your friends and remember that we are here every week!

In preparation for next week’s race we have also created our Facebook event page for the 15th of May. Block out next Wednesday night in your diary and come and join us there.


Amy Chatwin is a currently undertaking her Masters in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at The University of Queensland. She has also attained a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) from Queensland University of Technology. She is based in Brisbane and blogs about food, books, running, and everyday abundance at Thoroughly Nourished Life.

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