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Writing Tips

First—some disclaimers. I am not Lee Child, James Patterson or Michael Connelly. This may be a relief for some of you (though I would argue that two of the three are very good writers and the other was until he … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Life

I first titled this blog The Meaning of Life, which immediately had me oscillating between existential philosophy, scant recollections of Derrida, a google search for who said ‘if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around did … Continue reading

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The Countdown

It goes like this. Eight year old girl ingests Enid Blyton and is in danger of never coming down the Faraway Tree. Writes first line of her own novel. Roughly five hundred times—and five hundred different lines, mostly about boarding … Continue reading

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Love Stories Australian Style

I went to a book launch last night, held at The Avenue Bookshop in Albert Park. The book to be launched was Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy, a collection of 29 short stories selected from 445 entrants. I’ve … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here From There? Erotic Romance to Psychological Thriller via another Career

Write what you know about. How often have would be authors been told that? What often isn’t said, is that you need to know about something that other people want to read about! It can be about your own life … Continue reading

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