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Karen Wyld
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Red sand in my veins, ocean at my feet, stars in my eyes, stories on my tongue.
Red sand in my veins, ocean at my feet, stars in my eyes, stories on my tongue.

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The last couple of weeks I’ve been peeking through the growing pile of debts, at my computer screen – reading arts grants, job pages, and other sources of potential income. And, as usual, spending too much time procrastinating on Twitter. As is often the…

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I'm giving #Patreon  a try. Its a crowdfunding platform that matches art patrons and creator. People can support for a one-off project or on a monthly basis (which is the option I've chosen).

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Here is another snippet of what I’m currently editing. Its some years past the previous piece I shared. Its from a work-in-progress, which will hopefully become my second novel, called Where The Fruit Falls. Its a rough draft, but I hope you enjoy the…

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This is an extract from a manuscript I’m currently re-working. Its just a rough draft, so don’t expect too much. And formatting is even rougher. Despite its many flaws, I hope you enjoy reading it. (I found the above image on Pinterest, I don’t know the…

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Did you hear the news? They found… A pile of discarded clothes. An old drunk. A crumpled bird. A boy. Did you hear he took…. A bike. A pack of smokes. A jumbuck. An orange. They hunted him down…. In a ute. On horseback. On foot. On Facebook. He was…

I've so neglected my G+ page and communities. I blame Twitter.

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Soapbox time: as a bookseller who supports more diversity in literature, I disagree with these three authors, and say bring ít on! The current system is a major barrier to the availability of diverse books in Australia. Booksellers are restricted from accessing works by authors from countries such as the Middle East, South America, Africa, Asia and other non-white nations. Thus our shelves are dominated by white authors from first world nations. Increased access to diverse books will have a huge impact on Australia - helping to reduce xenophobia, racism and ignorance by exposing readers to global viewpoints and histories. So no Carey, Flanagan and Keneally, I don't support your stand because I want to see some long-overdue social change. And as a author, if that means less profit for me, that's a price I'm willing to pay.

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I’ve really neglected my blog this year. Going from weekly posts to monthly to whenever. I could blame it on a severe case of writers’ block. Or be honest and call it procrastination. Maybe take the angle of too busy dealing with grief & loss. Or just too…
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