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What a day

Last weekend, I attended the Latrobe City Literary Festival. It was a wonderful day and exhausting, not the least because I helped to organise it. Following the Regional Ambassadors meeting at Writers Vic late last year, a fellow Gippsland writer … Continue reading

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Multi tasking: a good thing or spreading myself too thin?

I’m currently writing novel number two. The first one languishes, timid and shy, in the bottom drawer for fear of being laughed at. And with good reason. It’s pretty ordinary. And in the too hard basket for editing. The second … Continue reading

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Plunge in or plan it?

Are you a plunger or a planner? When I did a TAFE writing and editing course last year I learnt about the Snowflake method of writing long fiction. The basic premise is your centre and you add layer upon layer … Continue reading

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Genres, crossing the boundaries with your writing.

I had some happy news this week – I won a writing award (The Mary Grant Bruce Gippsland Writer in the FAW Literary Awards) for a children’s story and it was the second year in a row that I have … Continue reading

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Media star or waffling idiot?

Having had what I think of as the misfortune of being interviewed for local radio and local television in recent weeks I came to wonder at what point do writers become less camera shy and more at ease with putting … Continue reading

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Eclectic? Nothing wrong with that.

What’s wrong with being diverse?  Nothing!  I have come to notice just how eclectic my tastes in things like music, reading and cinema are.  And it’s reflected in my writing where I’ve dabbled in romance, historical, comedy, horror and everything in … Continue reading

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Lyrics

I’m just a little excited that on Monday night, after 30 years of waiting, I am finally going to see Duran Duran in concert.  Whilst the days of believing I was going to marry John Taylor are long behind me, … Continue reading

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