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How the hell did you find this?


This is a blog for my short fiction. I post it online because I enjoy the illusion that I have readers.

I’m a thirtyish woman from Perth, Western Australia. 407 more words


Francis Keany, Follow the leaders: How to survive a modern-day election campaign (Review)

I had a little laugh when I picked up Francis Keany’s book, Follow the leaders, about his experience as a journalist on the 2013 election campaign, because that very day our current leader Malcolm Turnbull formally announced the 2016 election. 1,091 more words

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Edition de luxe: A collection of short stories

Last October, I wrote a Monday Musings post on writers-in-residence programs. The first one I listed, because I listed them alphabetically, was Accor Hotels MGallery Literary Collection. 584 more words

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Jane Jose, Places women make (Review)

“Places”, Jane Jose writes in her book Places women make, “can lift our spirits and be inclusive, and add surprise, excitement, wonder or some beauty to day-to-day life in the city.” These sorts of places, which are essential to making our cities liveable, rarely just happen. 1,222 more words

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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

Advice From Publishing Experts

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

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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

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