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Evie McRae

Which structure?

Every one of us has a story to tell and every one of those stories is unique. Even if the ‘experiences’ appear similar, the author’s voice, their point of view and the themes they identify in the telling of their

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Evie McRae

The Old Gum Tree and the Ironbark

I was feeling very out of sorts today – precipitated by a Migraine attack that forced me to ‘STOP’ and rest. Away from my glaring computer screen, lying down, I began to tune in to my body so I could

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Evie McRae

Giving credit where credit’s due

There is commonly held ‘misunderstanding’ that if you have paid for  creative services (artistic design, photography, music, writing) – then that means you have paid for and own the copyright too. It may surprise you to learn, from a legal

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Evie McRae

What should I do to protect my copyright?

If you live here in Australia, the good news is copyright protection does not depend upon registration, publication or any other procedure. Material is automatically protected by law from the time it is first written down or recorded. It does

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Evie McRae

Narrative therapy principles in Memoir writing

When people embark on a Memoir writing course they sometimes come up against writer’s block. A block of any description is just another word for Fear. When we experience writer’s block it generally suggests we are not confident, or we

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Evie McRae

Is Reading Good for your Health?

I read an article recently that got me thinking.  “Take two chapters daily – how to prescribe fiction.” The article discussed the idea that GPs are going to give books to help teenagers with mental health issues. Within the article

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Evie McRae

The importance of proofreading

Never underestimate the importance of proofreading. Mistakes in grammar, spelling or punctuation will reflect negatively on the writer or  organisation. Proofreading is quality control – an essential part of day-to-day business. There are many levels of proofreading. If you work

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Evie McRae

One Story is not the whole story

If you have ever taken part in a workshop or perhaps even training at work you will be familiar with ice breaker sessions where you have to stand up and introduce yourself to the rest of the participants. Love it

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Evie McRae

Giving a voice to trauma through writing

What images does your mind conjure up when you hear the word ‘trauma’? Trauma was not a word I truly understood until fairly recently – which considering my own ‘story’ is rather ironic. For me, the word trauma was a

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Evie McRae

Things are getting real folks

The best thing happened the other day! My client sent me a photo on Messenger. It was a picture of him smiling from ear to ear, holding a preview copy of his new book. I can’t tell you how happy

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Evie McRae

Feminist – Word of the Year

If you thought you’d heard the last of Feminism in the 60s then have I got news for you. Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year place the F word right on top of their top 10. Hmm … wonder if Feminism has

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Memorable words

I can’t think of many greater gifts than to teach and encourage your child to use a dictionary from a young age. If I asked how to spell something my mother would always say, ‘Look it up’. I used to

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