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The write routine

bee-eaters brightwheel above this lucky country this uncertain world   The write routine. Blessed routine. And the greatest antidote I know to unremitting change. When once I said that I […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]