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Episode 27 Show Notes

Release Date: 27th of March 2019

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Topic of the Week: Sue-Ellens Story

Buffy Night: TA White


A writer of copious amounts of words – just because if they didn’t come out, she’s sure they’d make her head explode – Sue-Ellen is an international author with four published stories: Aquila, When Henry Met Gina, The Jade Goddess and Streamer, with her children’s picture book, The Jacket, released in 2019. From being an avid reader and writer as a child to studying literature at university, she’s always loved the written word and where it can transport her.

In her 'other' life, Sue-Ellen is a social worker and lives in Central Queensland with her ever-patient family and a menagerie of animals, including snakes, turtles, lizards, dogs and fish. She’s an eternal optimist who enjoys making things difficult for her protagonists but loves a satisfying ending.


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NEXT WEEK: Worldbuilding course Week 2.


  • Writing all her life, very patient parents helped

  • Inspired by an author visit - Mem Fox

  • First Book Aquila was picked up by Random House.

  • Aquila is an urban Romance set in Bruni Island - Shape shifter story to Wedge Tale Eagle, Southern Lights linked in the story

  • Harry Met Gina is in the Aquila world.

  • Jade Goddess is about a witch. Interesting worldbuilding around a gemstone.

  • Worldbuilding is like a three layer cake

    • First Layer = chocolate mudcake, really dense - Incorporates bigger world ie. being Australian

    • Second Layer = Caramel mudcake a little lighter and sweeter - Local area that impacts on character  ie. the town setting

    • Third Layer = Vanilla mudcake with rasberries - how character fits into world. push and pull.

  • Worldbuilding prior to story for the understanding of the story.

  • The Jacket working with Illustrator - Didn't meet until after completed.

  • The Illustrator treats the story like their baby too (co-parenting the story).

  • Would be happy to live in the Aquila world.

  • Fantastic Excerpt! - listen at 15mins I couldn't help the chuckle. 

  • Working as a social worker has helped understand emotions. especially while people are in them.

    • Sue-Ellen love the way the brain works.

  • Mindfulness important for everyone's life It helps you go in to Alpha brainwaves.

  • Mindful Actions: Meditation and Yoga but you don't need specific activity, it is just about being in the moment.

  • Goals: The Jacket out in July

    • Short story also coming out in the Anthology.

    • Another Self Published story coming out later this year too.

    • New writing business ​​

  • Surround yourself with other creative people. It opens your eyes.

  • Important to know that being published isn't the be all and end all. Make sure you get Joy out of the creative process.

  • Some people will love what you like and some won't. Listen to the feedback but remember their own subjective viewpoint.

    • As Long as you are happy with your product.​


Episode 27 Competition

Dianna and Sue-Ellen and teaming up for a Give-Away. Go in the Draw to win a free copy of Sue-Ellen's book STREAMER

How can you disappear, only to appear in a new location, and not know how it happens?
How can you have any sort of life if you can’t control when this happens? And how can you find the answers when you don’t even know your own name?

For twenty year old Rhiannon Clarke, the last three days are all she can remember. And they have just been a series of flicking in and out of different locations with only vague memories to guide her. But as she slowly starts to build a picture of her life, the questions are getting harder. Why is this happening to her? Why does the thought of her brother fill her with unease? Why does her father’s name make her break into a cold sweat?

And who is the mysterious man in the bed?


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Competition Closes

Midnight on the 3rd of April

Winner announced on Episode 28 


TA White

After Reading the first set liked the worldbuilding and the way it pushes back on the characters.  

Alien Traver Series

Urban about

Vampires - Main Character doesn't know sire. She wants to refuse association with the other vampires and stay away from the vampire world. 

4.5 Stakes

Broken Land Series

Pathfinder - Main character lives son a farm. Flowers keep monsters off of path back to town during the day. Lots of twists.

4.5 Stakes


Dragon Rider Chronicles

Twist on the normal dragons lore that is interesting. The Dragon had been made a part of certain people but main character woke with no memory. 

4.5 Stakes.

Recommends dragon ridden chronicles for the first read. Kept her engaged throughout the whole series.

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  • Working through edits of Maegin

  • Completing tasks on the Worldbuilding course.

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