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As well as writing amazing stories (he he!), I run a full-time creative support business. It includes editing, mentoring, teaching, book layouts, and other publishing support for authors and publishers. My last two posts looked at filter words and…
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As well as writing amazing stories (he he!), I run a full-time creative support business. It includes editing, mentoring, teaching, book layouts, and other publishing support for authors and publishers. In my last post, I looked at filter words. Character…
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Giveaway time! My publishers are giving away three (3) signed copies of Towards White, valued at AUD$30 each!! They’ll send them to any address in Australia requested by the winners – so if you’ve already got a copy, you can gift the prize to someone…
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As well as writing amazing stories (he he!), I run a full-time creative support business. It includes editing, mentoring, teaching, book layouts, and other publishing support for authors and publishers. Over the last few weeks, I’ve edited so many…
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Last Wednesday I gave my judge’s report at the Mosman Literary Awards 2018, held at Mosman’s Barry O’Keefe Library. This annual prose and poetry competition attracts budding poets, playwrights and authors from schools across the state, all of whom compete…
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Have you ever been so busy with work that it puts a strain on your health or relationships? Like the well-known stress management scenario about holding a cup of water – you can hold a cup of water easily enough for a minute, but after an hour your arm…
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Last night I was invited to participate in a council think tank about arts and culture on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Only a dozen participants were there, introduced to each other as champions of their respective arts, well-connected and dedicated to…
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Characters, characters, characters – they’ve dominated my last few weeks. This weekend I judged the Mosman Youth Awards in Literature and was impressed by how well entrants got into the heads of such a diverse range of characters – young and elderly, real…
Character Domination!
Character Domination!
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Opportunity can be a funny old creature. It often hides in the shadows out of reach or lurks where you least expect to find it. It can disguise itself as a closed door or sheer cliff-face drop destined to destroy you. It can seem to offer itself to…
How Opportunity Knocks
How Opportunity Knocks
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 Please join me to support Australian authors and The Kids’ Cancer Project at these two amazing book launches…   1. ‘A Noise on an Island’ – an anthology of short stories edited by me! – Saturday 16th June, 2pm at Manly Bowling Club   What would you do if…
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