Lani Watt is an Australian writer who lives on the South Coast of New South Wales. She writes fiction novels and short stories along with an interest in creative nonfiction. Lani has completed a Bachelor of Legal & Justice Studies with Southern Cross University and a Master of Arts (Writing) with Swinburne University of Technology and a Master of Creative Writing with Macquarie University.  She is a member of the Australian Society of AuthorsSouth Coast Writers' Centre, NSW Writers' Centre, and has completed the Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim Ferguson at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS).

Lani is currently working on her debut novel entitled c u l8tr, which tells the story of Liam Steele, an eighteen year old Australian teen who loses his boyfriend, Braden Kline, in a car accident caused by texting while driving. She also aims to have short stories and articles published in magazines or journals in the near future, and her long-term goal is to one day apply to undertake a PhD in creative writing.

Lani's main genres of interest are Australian fiction, LGBT+ (including romance), drama, low fantasy, young adult & new adult fiction, and historical fiction. She has an interest in contributing diverse stories to the Australian writing industry with a focus on stories addressing current societal challenges, #ownvoices stories, LGBT+ characters, and characters with physical and/or psychological disability or illness. Lani also has a keen interest in writing set in Scotland and England or with British elements due to her time living in Scotland for two years after high school.

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

Lani Watt - Writer

Day 07 - 2,998 words. Sorry for the double post. Feeling behind the 8-Ball this weekend. Spent a lot of time in bed today to try to tackle the flare and feel a lot better for it. Made it through the first week of NaNoWriMo and wrote everything day. Haven’t set any daily goals this year and it’s working better without the pressure to “perform”. Having fun with it and really beginning to feel like I’m on the home straight. Have to stop trying to be so critical of early drafts or I’ll never write productively (let’s just say that’s forever going to be a work-in-progress for this overthinker). One week down, three to go! #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2020 #writerslife #amwriting #cul8tr #lgbtwriting ...

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11 months ago

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Day 06 - 834 words. Forgot to update yesterday, so two posts in a row today! Not really loving what I’ve written today so I had to take a rest and come back with fresh eyes to figure out what was bugging me about the scene I was working on. Not surprised that it was my introvert protagonist being a snail 🐌 and preferring to flip me the bird 🖕🏻 from his shell than cooperate with me emotionally. It came out in some wooden action vs. dialogue but thankfully got there eventually! #joysofwriting #writerslife #amwriting #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2020 #cul8tr #lgbtwriting ...

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

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Day 05 - 1,001 words. Forgot to post the update last night. My body’s struggling with the whacky Aussie east coast weather. Still feel like I’m on a roll with writing, though. My goal is to get the down-draft (or Draft Zero) done before New Year so I can turn the page on 2021 for the editing and rewriting phase. This story has changed so much since it’s germinal conception in my brain, and I know I’ve changed a lot as a writer in the last couple of years. I’ve discovered how much stories can shape the writer as much as the writer shapes the stories. It’s definitely a scenic journey 💜📖👩🏼‍💻 #amwriting #writerslife #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2020 #cul8tr #lgbtwriting ...

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