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The First Cut is the Deepest. Although the second and third hurt a lot, too. And the fourth. And…

  I’ve been trying to finish my current novel for a while, now. I finished the draft two years ago, and began the second draft last year (I think?!) And it’s still not done. In between I’ve been writing, of … Continue reading

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It’s Time.

Last year, I went to a couple of sessions of the Writers’ Festival which is part of the Perth International Arts Festival. One of the sessions was a panel featuring some writers talking about their characters, their methods, and when … Continue reading

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The Pretend Parent.

School holidays have begun here in Australia. This is the summer break, and school won’t begin until the start of February. That is a long, long time. I love my children, deep down. And when I say ‘deep down’, I … Continue reading

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NEVER FEAR.

You’re hard at work on your novel/short story/dissertation/poem/article and you’re thinking, If only.  If only I knew of an editor, who would be able to proofread my work, and offer constructive, relevant criticism. Someone who reads every chance she can … Continue reading

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