I spent last weekend at the Word Writers Getaway which was held at Alexandra Headland, Queensland. I had an amazing time.
In 2006 I travelled to America to attend a similar conference for Christian writers and I wrote about it here. I made the comment: “there just aren’t these types of conferences in Australia.” I am happy to report, this is no longer the case!
Over the last few years there has been a change and writers, publishers and editors are working hard to make Australian Christian writing viable. It was great to meet many of these people over the weekend who are passionate about Australian books. Australian publishers may not have the marketing budget that others have but Australians can write just as well as others. As Australians we need books set in our culture and in our context.
I came home inspired to continue writing and with a renewed commitment to work on my book. Over the next few weeks I will also be reviewing some of the books I brought home.