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Reading the Gibb River Road

As we prepared to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of our Gibb River Road adventure, we received a piece of salutary advice from the attractive young manager at […]

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Let’s talk writing: 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival

So why go to a writers’ festival when you have to cope with crowds and the inevitable queues? As a recent letter in a local paper posited: why not just […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Out of Place now available

How would you describe Out of Place? As a rather intense psychological study of trying to live up to expectations — other people’s and one’s own — and the battering […]

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Unmask your characters

Once you have the idea or theme and the framework for the setting of your story, the next step according to the writing manuals is to get to know your […]

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Writing in a vibrant marketplace

Merchandise and marketing – two sides of the same worked-over page. Somehow as writers we’ve forgotten we’re running a business. Somehow it’s always been enough to have sweated out the […]

Following the sun

Writing horizons

Travelling westwards – with Qantas gamely keeping up with the setting sun – gifted me a golden opportunity to get in early with next year’s resolutions  and inscribe my writing […]

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Winning tales

What a remarkable read-fest of Australian literature I’ve been lucky enough to be immersed in over the past couple of  months or so: J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus, […]