All posts by Tangea Tansley

the writing muse

The sign that inspired the winning story

Last month I wrote of the ‘couple of stories’ that had been ‘gifted’ to me – one inspired by a cardboard sign tacked to a tree not far from my […]

October blog site

Writing Is a Conversation With Oneself

‘Writing is a conversation with oneself. Don’t you think?’ The tall, distinguished-looking gentleman in front of me in the book-signing queue swung around to murmur this to me. He smiled […]

August blog

Flying the flag for transnational literature

  O, my shoes are Japanese These trousers English, if you please On my head, red Russian hat – My heart’s Indian for all that. Hindi song: Mera Joota Hai Japani […]

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The Power of a Dog

RIP Brave Zorro – the Mexican Chihuahua who literally walked and talked his name, who challenged – and fought – dogs fifteen times his own size with the courage of a black-maned […]

Looking down on the piers of the Sydney Writers Festival 2015

Readers and Writers in Wonderland

‘What on earth’s a writers’ festival? And what’s Richard going to do while he’s there?’ When I’d mentioned we were going to Sydney for the Writers’ Festival, my friend was […]

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‘Ever-present change’

It’s mid-morning in suburban Perth on April 1, 2015.  Two labourers mirror each other as they stand alongside a half-dug ditch at the end of a driveway with their heads […]

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Book feasts

Kung Hei Fat Choy to all my Hong Kong friends and may the Year of the Goat be good to you. From a personal perspective, the Year of the Horse […]

Canning River on a steamy summer day

Books That Beat the Odds

While my last blog Write Through Rejection didn’t score any public comments, my thanks to the readers and authors who contacted me privately. We’re all short of time and I […]

Burying the bogeyman and following your dreams

Write through rejection

I was chatting with a young girl – a complete stranger standing next in line in a supermarket queue – who confessed that what was stopping her writing was fear […]

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A Christmas Story — The Real Tree’s Gift

 With many thanks to you all for your comments and support on this site. My warmest wishes for a lovely Christmas season — and a happy and successful year ahead. […]