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Three…

Three cups of hot steaming tea Three serious writers Three unpublished manuscripts Three glasses of cold chilled wine Three hours later Three writers laughing

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What happens to all those Christmas baubles?

Last year about this time I blogged about consumerism and Christmas. So here I go again. I don’t want to be a party dampener or a grouch but already I can feel the hype in the air,  the frantic emotional space … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about writing…endlessly

I’m smiling as I write this because I actually think that talking is much easier than writing and of course I love to talk about writing. Today I met a writer friend for a chat and coffee, she has just submitted … Continue reading

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‘An Island at the Edge of the World’ Richard Flanagan

What a delight to see a fellow Australian win the Booker Prize for 2014. Only the fourth Australian to do so, Flanagan won the coveted literature prize with his novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’. A story set around … Continue reading

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‘Busy’…a boring excuse or a necessary diversion?

My sister wants to know why I haven’t posted any blogs this month. I’m sort of wondering that myself and to be honest I want to say that I’ve been busy (my sister will laugh when she reads this…we always … Continue reading

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Amazing kids…

I have just read a couple of amazing emails written (to their grandparents who are overseas) by a six and a half-year old and nine-year old. Articulate, precise and full of genuine engagement and fun, these emails (not so long ago, would have been … Continue reading

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Do I have to be sad to write?

Sometimes I think that the only time I see life in clear perspective is when I’m sad or ‘doing it tough’. When I’m happy and carefree there seems to be little to write about. Perhaps it’s because when a person … Continue reading

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