A Day to Remember

I’ve mentioned all of the blunderings of my trip to Brisbane (see Blunder Road post). Now for the good bits.

The reason we went to Brisbane was to attend the Word Writers Fair–a day of books and learning more on how to write them. There was lots of information to be gleaned from people who have been writing for many years. I took plenty of notes and stored a lot of helpful tips in my head. Hopefully, I came away better equipped in my own writing.

The thing that stood out for me most this time, besides the awesome people I met, was the reminder that Jesus taught in parables–fictional stories that made a spiritual point. It was great to receive that encouragement once again–that fiction has an important place in the world, to draw people to Christ.

After an informative day, we had the pleasure of attending the Omega Writers CALEB Prize award ceremony/dinner, where I was amazed to find my book, The Game, had won the prize for fiction. Needless to say, I felt slightly overwhelmed, but incredibly honoured to have been awarded this prize. 

 

The other finalists for the fiction prize are wonderful writers, and I salute them. They are, left to right: Paula Vince, Mary Hawkins, and Meredith Resce. (That’s me on the right.) These women are an inspiration to me and I have and will continue to learn from them.

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