Oct
12

I?ve been thinking a lot about inspiration and imagination of late. This has been an unusual year for me, as it?s mostly been taken up with editing and rewriting and not a lot of new writing. After a spinal surgery last December, I gave myself time out to rest and … Read More

Mar
15

?Are you French? No, then set your novel in Australia. Write what you know!? ?Words to spark a blogpost and debate. The jury is out on my Google search into who first spoke the words Write what you know, though Mark Twain and William Faulkner seem to be the main-listed … Read More

Dec
20

Parlez-vous fran?ais? Mais oui! Gotta love a research trip. Mine is set to go. With flights to France booked for next year and a preliminary itinerary planned, it?s been made real. This week my French language course books arrived. Tres excitement! Flipping through the pages I?m already recalling my high … Read More

Nov
16

Or what should be titled ?The best conversation starter ever?. What began as a trip in 2008 to explore my ancestral roots, grew into a niggle that refused to be stilled. Perhaps weeks of researching my family tree and their migration from Ireland to Scotland and on to Australia placed … Read More

Jan
21

There?s nothing like the sound of graders and diggers jack-hammering into rock to send a? writer out of the house and into the ?real?. They?re laying new pipes and digging up old drains in the land across from our street. Tearing at my solitude and banging in my headspace. Sending … Read More

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