First Post

First post. I'm Madeleine Crofts and I'm a writer from Coburg in Melbourne, Victoria. I recently completed a Bachelor of Arts (French and Creative Writing) at Melbourne University. I have a boyfriend of 6 years, 3 sisters and lovely friends. I work full-time as a teacher's assistant.

I run a creative writing workshop at the City Library every second Wednesday from 6pm - 7.30pm. It is an exercise based workshop, informally run and designed to be non-hierachical. All welcome.

I've made this blog in response to the weekend I just spent at the Emerging Writers' Festival in which almost every speaker referred to the importance of having an online presence generally and a blog more specifically.

I've had one story published in Voiceworks magazine and hope to have more published this year. I mostly write fiction, literary non-fiction and hope to start writing some poetry as well.

I'm looking for a writers' group to join, preferably free and preferably close to home. I think I need to attend a more workshopping based workshop as well as the exercise based one I run. If you know of any please let me know!

I will post writing that I'm currently working on, responses to creative writing exercises and ideas about writing.