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The Confederate Draft

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Yesterday I posted a section of my Civil War and Gettysburg text with a revised section dealing with conscription and the draft in both the Union and the Confederacy. 2,899 more words


The Review From The Top: Should Published Writers Post Book Reviews?

“Don’t write reviews. Ever. That’s the work of specialist critics. Do what you do well – i.e. fiction writing – and stick to it. I mean, really, you want to review your friends and enemies in broadsheet newspapers???” 1,312 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday (October 6th): Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit.

I’m really enjoying the Top Ten Tuesday’s that The Broke and Bookish come up with. This weeks one really made me think. I’m going to be doing ten authors I quit reading. 715 more words

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Scribblings from the National Writers' Conference 2015

Last weekend I attended the National Writers’ Conference, the two day flagship event of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, held at Melbourne’s Town Hall.

The conference is held over Saturday and Sunday with a range of panels hosted by leaders in their field. 547 more words