The second post in the series – more of a focus on the technological tools of the trade this time around. But first an introduction – I met Stephen Turner in Coonabarabran, NSW, which is where he lives, and where the Feast of Words Writers’ Festival has been held at Coonabarabran High School for the last four years. I’ve been a […]
this writing business
So, as promised, the first post of the series, on the day it was promised. That bodes well … I am so happy it’s Bill Condon, and this be why. I once (yes, only once) won an award as an unpublished writer, and part of the deal was that I got to attend a big industry dinner. I […]
I once met a man who had bought a house formerly owned by the author Morris West. Bet you didn’t see that coming. (Knowing who Morris West is isn’t really crucial to the rest of the story, but just in case -Australian author, hugely successful, started Vatican Lit, that sort of thing.) Anyway, he said that Mr […]
That’s how it felt for me, anyway. 2014 twas a year for tending crops. And, not withstanding the tragic events in Australia over the last few weeks, most people I know seem to feel the same way about it. It was one of those years where you’re not really treading water, but you’re not riding a speed boat […]
Life is energy, and energy is creativity. And even when we as individuals pass on, the energy is retained in the work of art, locked in it and awaiting release if only someone will take the time and the care to unlock it. Joyce Carol Oates in the Paris Review.
Hey, those of you who know me won’t be surprised by this, but I told you the wrong thing. (Note to self: brush up on details.) Volume 3 Issue 4 of the Review of Australian Fiction containing short stories by Melina Marchetta and me is OUT NOW. It can be yours for $2.99 (or you could […]