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Sometimes, a flurry

While waiting to hear back from editors and opportunities, I’ve been submitting stories again. Often writing works like that. A lot of nothing but waiting, or a lot of nothing but editing, or a lot of waiting while submitting.  174 more words


Review: lessons on appropriation

The Dandenong Ranges, just on the edge of Melbourne, is full of Devonshire tea, tourists and the tallest flowing plants in the world. The other day I visited a particularly green and serene bit: … 597 more words

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I can has art now

I’ve made a book. Or rather written/illustrated/compiled a thing. It’s been a late rush, as it’s due in a couple of weeks, but it’s all coming together, almost like a plan. 524 more words

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Little victory

I want to demonstrate why, despite the many rejections and deafening silence at times, I will I keep writing and keep sending pieces out. This is the story of a short story. 386 more words


Lessons from novels: Umberto Eco

Vale author and academic Umberto Eco, thank you for your many ‘little scraps of wisdom’.

I can remember exactly when I first saw Name of the Rose… 584 more words



This week a response to a video on reading.

Kids with books are good, and I’m a big fan of books and always have been. I want to make that clear. 1,916 more words

Notes On Writing Related Stuff

Story decision making

It’s a step and it feels like one, when launching a story into the maw of potential publishers. It used to be an actual trip to the post office. 253 more words