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Three Reasons for Why Your First Draft Won't Be Your Last

Sorry for the bad news my friend, but I have to tell it how it is. I’ve read quite a few ‘finished’ manuscripts now, and even though there is a variety of styles and grammatical prowess, the truth still remains: if this is your first draft, you’ll be heading back to the drawing board pretty soon. 1,087 more words

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Melbourne Down. Ages 18+. A fictional piece.

This is purely a work of fiction and IN NO WAY should it be interpreted as any sort of truth or be viewed as being affiliated with any truths pertaining to possible/potential acts of terror in the future. 1,968 more words

Everything I write is s**t

I am currently going through the ‘everything I write is s**t’ phase, and that includes stories I have had published. I mean, what would they know? 308 more words

Writing Tips

Sarah Kanake, Sing fox to me (Review)

Back in late 2011, I wrote a Monday Musings post on 19th century Australian Gothic. I’ve always intended to post more on the topic, including one on Tasmanian Gothic. 1,177 more words

Australian Literature

Delicious descriptions from Elizabeth Harrower's country

In my recent review of Elizabeth Harrower’s short story collection, A few days in the country, and other stories, I included a few excerpts from the stories, but they primarily were chosen to reflect the themes and content. 434 more words

Australian Literature

Elizabeth Harrower, A few days in the country, and other stories (Review)

There’s something about Elizabeth Harrower. I’ve just read her Stella Prize shortlisted short story collection A few days in the country, and other stories – and wow! 1,377 more words

Australian Literature

The Digital Writers' Playbook - Part 1

See the boy in centre stage, surrounded by a mountain of paper that is threatening to topple over. One slight breeze and… see the boy no more. 983 more words

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