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What Do You Think?: Asking for Your Feedback on My Novel's Blurb

I’m in the middle of finishing new articles for DIY MFA and Writers Helping Writers. So I thought I’d do an “easy” post this week, and one I’ve been meaning to do for a while. 1,205 more words


Delve 96: "Pope-ular Cheese"

We are rejoined by John du Bois this week on the show to talk about Button Shy Games, publishing and the cost of making even a small game. 165 more words


Cheap DIY Make-Up Setting Spray

Make-up setting spray is the final step of a make-up routine. Setting sprays, as the name suggests, ‘set’ the make-up. They prevent make-up from melting away or getting absorbed into the skin, thereby increasing the longevity of make-up. 472 more words

DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

The Witch House

  • Describe this setting. Can you use any of the words below?
    • rickety
    • ramshackle
    • decayed
    • rotting
    • derelict
    • crumbling
    • clogged
    • weather-beaten
      • Challenge: Select the three most suitable words and justify your choices.
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"The white shepherd" by Annie Dalton

Anna Hopkins is in her early thirties and lives alone in an imposing house in Oxford that was once owned by her grandparents.   During her teenage years she suffered from an unspeakable family tragedy, and her entire life is irrevocably changed as a result. 747 more words

Book Reviews

Monday musings on Australian literature: Angela Savage and setting in fiction

I have several ideas for my next few Monday Musings, but another one popped up on the weekend as I was perusing my Twitter feed. I don’t check Twitter regularly enough – it’s impossible to keep up with all the social media sites don’t you think? 1,183 more words

Australian Literature

Want to Write About Your Life?

When I tell people I give creative writing classes, one of the most frequent comments I get is. “Really? I’ve always wanted to write my life story.” There is a great hunger in people to set their experiences down on paper and record their lives for themselves, for their children and for the wider world. 472 more words