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Victoria Collins

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Victoria Collins lives and works in Canberra, Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Communication (Professional Writing) she has held a long career in corporate communications and journalistic writing. She is a qualified trainer and assessor, and has taught diploma students in creative writing, professional writing and public relations for more than six years.

“I’m drawn to stories that help us connect with our natural world, exploring the idea that the sacred exists in Nature, and the possibilities for restoration of the balance between the sacred feminine and masculine. Humans are Nature too, so the sacred exists in all of us.

I love to explore places in time, among ancient civilisations and indigenous tribes, when people honoured the s
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Victoria Collins Be you. Even if it's a story that's been told before, no one tells it quite like you. Some of the best advice I ever got was 'write from inside the st…moreBe you. Even if it's a story that's been told before, no one tells it quite like you. Some of the best advice I ever got was 'write from inside the story', and 'get clear on why YOU are the one to write THIS story, NOW'. That showed me the way and connected me to my story with more confidence than ever before.(less)
Victoria Collins I'm really lucky that I am never short of inspiration. At the moment, ancient history is rocking my world and there are so many stories that so many p…moreI'm really lucky that I am never short of inspiration. At the moment, ancient history is rocking my world and there are so many stories that so many people don't know. So many instances where we know only the burial site or tomb contents and have to piece together the life. I'm also fascinated right now with the sacred feminine, and with the idea of people - priestesses, witches, shamans... - who lived lives in touch with their divinity every day, and the everyday things like gathering food and water. These were real people, so there are things in there that we can apply to our own lives even just by remembering to look up at the moon every night and notice it changing. Writing gives me a way to explore and connect with this, and share it with others - I become one little voice in a big chorus of people exploring similar ideas.(less)
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