Seaside Writing Journal 

Looking Deeper

By Tracey Uber-Cook Our Seaside Writing Guide for Wednesdays in Townsville   Take a moment. One Thing. Just One   Focus. Breathe. Look   Notice. The shape. The colour. The texture. The physical properties.   Then go deeper. The feeling it evokes in you. The physical...

Seaside Writing for Scientists

From Sofia Fortunato Scientist, writer, artist and Seaside Writing guide What is the picture you get in your head when you think about your favourite childhood author while writing? Perhaps, you imagine this person sitting in front of a computer all day (or a typing...

Catch the sky

By Alex Christopher It's nice on an afternoon To cast your gaze upwards Fly it through the air  Whirring And let it hook On the big blue blanket yonder And patience hope to catch That almost invisible weave On the big blue blanket hanging up and holding us in. Clouds...

The four kookaburras – short story

By Sofia Fortunato - Seaside Writing guide "I don't remember," she kept saying. “Give me my handbag!” she demanded. She held it -- dark fabric and not too big -- and tried to open it but her hands were too shaky. “Grandma, Do you need help? What do you need?" her...

Ancient philosophy to Seaside Writing

"I first met Tracey at the C-Bar in Townsville when having lunch with a mutual friend (and my Mum). Tracey had just moved to Townsville from Thailand, and before that she'd lived in India, and before that in Michigan. All places I have travelled to and loved so...

From coral research to Seaside Writing

Sofia Fortunato is your writing guide for Seaside Writing come 31 August. Seaside Writing has been a true companion for Sofia in her adventures in becoming an author. You can find her swimming at a local pool or photographing the world around her. From Alex at Seaside...

Sea on Sky by Cara Jade

  Sea on Sky Sky on Sea Creating imprints in my memory Blue on Blue That’s truer then true.. Sun melting into my skin like warm liquid butter Wind buffeting my face, a cool light flutter, The smells, the sights, fills my spirit with light The landscape laid bare...

Island Hopper by Ngaire Trigg

On the Seaside Writing Retreat to Orpheus Island in May, I prompted the crew to write about a memory relating to "island hopping". Ngaire wrote this little ditty on her trip to Orpheus. Dr Seuss and the bump of the trip gave her rhythm to write.   Island Hopper Baby...

What’s your definition of: Retreat?

retreat : rɪˈtriːt/ In the lead up to the very first Seaside Writing retreat, here's a little musing on the word retreat. By Alex Christopher. My understanding of the word retreat has changed over the last few years. I used to think that to go on a retreat meant...