You won’t want to wait to Spill the Beans when you read about our new challenge.
This time our Challenge is about a sense of place.
Think about a smell, a sound or the taste of something that instantly transports you to another place.
Tell us about it in no more than 400 words. Click below or send your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 19.
We’re waiting to hear from you! 3…2…1 LET’S WRITE
We asked you to respond on our SPILL THE BEANS Facebook page to these words "I know I'm in [blank] when I [blank]"?
You sent us around the world starting in Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia...
I know I’m in Mullumbimby when I see a seventy year old man with a beard and dreadlocks smoking peacefully on a park bench.
I'm not sure where we'll end up as your entries are still coming in. So if you haven't entered yet, get cracking with the Facebook challenge or write a longer piece for our website.
First join our Facebook group SPILL THE BEANS
Submit your entry for Challenge 5 and become part of our global writing community!
We can’t wait to read your entries.
Julie Howard presented a workshop for writers who will tell the settlement stories of Northern Beaches refugees. It will be published later this year.
Would you like to be one of our writers? Or do you have a story to tell about what it was like to arrive in Australia from Germany or Russia or Indonesia or ? If so we want to hear from you.
What did you ask? What advice did they give? Their answers could change your writing practice.
Get the creative juices flowing and send your responses to us by 11 March. Keep checking our website to see whose stories have been published.
Paula Goodyer is a Walkley Award winning journalist and now freelance health writer. Twice winner of the Dietitians Association of Australia Excellence in Nutrition Journalism Award. Author of three non-fiction books - Kids and Drugs (Allen & Unwin 1998), Bodyguard (ABC Books, 2003) and Fit and Firm Forever (Random House, 2009). Her work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Australian House & Garden Magazine, The Healthy Food Guide, Diabetic Living, Sunday Life, Elle and Cleo.are.
Steven Kay is a founder member of Sheffield Authors in the UK, and is working on his 6th novel. He started writing full time after deciding it was preferable to being a Health and Safety inspector. Steve, who admits to a penchant for historical fiction but ‘without kings or queens and bodices, ripped or otherwise’, established his own ‘very small publishing empire' - 1889 - when he indie-published his first book The Evergreen in red and white, about a Victorian Romani footballer.
Michelle Worthington, is an award-winning children's author, screenwriter and international guest speaker on the power of story. A full-time writer based in Brisbane, Michelle credits her three sons for giving her an endless source of inspiration, as well as her wrinkles. Michelle is dedicated to encouraging a strong love of reading and writing in young children and enjoys working with charities that support the vision of empowering youth through education. As a mentor and editor, she helps aspiring authors find pathways to publication and enjoys working as part of a team in projects that are purposeful, innovative and inspirational. You can find out more about her awards, speaker profile and books at www.michelleworthington.com
Robin is a founding member of Spill the Beans.
Click on Challenge 1 & 2 stories in the top banner to read her and other members' stories
We're so lucky to receive a seeding grant for SPILL THE BEANS from a bank that genuinely serves its community. We'll use the funds to develop our website and publish your stories.
So 3 ... 2 ... 1... time to get writing. Don't forget to contact Sandy Kleiner on 9939 6744 for all your banking needs.