I spent time working on my latest manuscript and it was invaluable to have such a large block of time dedicated solely to that purpose. Just the walk out to the lighthouse and the view was inspiring. It was so lovely to be away from my usual desk! The sound of the waves was soothing and, on one occasion, I watched a storm approach the shore.

I would like to thank Hunter Writers Centre, City of Newcastle and Port Authority NSW for the opportunity. It was a wonderful and peaceful place to work and it was great to meet other creatives when we took our breaks.

What an amazing program!