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Why I Still Learn From Reading

We writers hear it all the time “Five Books Every Writer Must Read” or “Young writers should read past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.” And there’s also a lot out there about why we should read (we’ll learn to start in the action, that… Continue reading Why I Still Learn From Reading

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4½ Reasons You Should Go To Writer’s Nights

Writers socialising over wine books Before I continue with my Unlucky 13: One Reader’s Top 13 Hates in Writing, I want to digress. Sorry to leave you in suspense for another week. This week, I had the chance to listen to Natasha Lester talk about writing to Valerie Khoo of the Australian Writers’ Centre. Now,… Continue reading 4½ Reasons You Should Go To Writer’s Nights

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A long time in the making

It’s been hard to design a new website while still trying to write, edit my work-in-progress, hold down a full time job, and live. Maybe if I cut down my social media time. Hmmmm. Anyway, here it is! Welcome to my new website, and let me know what you think!