Being a writer can be a tough occupation requiring patience, perseverance and passion. Keeping yourself going is a skill. This session brings together individuals who represent various ways to keep your aspirations alive, your resolve strong, and your mind open to the possibilities available in today’s global realm. This is a session for all writers but especially mid-career writers who need a dose of inspiration to inform the next stage in their career. Panel members include Anne O’Brien (Auckland Writers Festival), Catherine Robertson (author), Siobhan Harvey (author), Malcolm Neil (board of Overland, Director of Content for Rakuten Kobo Inc) and Rachel Jean (Producer at South Pacific Pictures).