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Deborah Burrows – A Time of Secrets

On reading selfishly.   I’ve just finished reading Deborah Burrows’ A Time of Secrets, a novel that I picked up because…well…the cover caught my eye. So yes, I did judge a book … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Southern Cross Literary Competition

Old habits die hard. I’m no longer the Publicity Office at Ballarat Writers but I still feel the need to remind everyone of the upcoming Southern Cross Literary Prize because … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scrivener Advice

Are there any Scrivener users who read this blog? I’m after some advice. I am up to draft 5 on my novel, making changes post manuscript assessment. I am wondering … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2015

Last month a poem I wrote for the Nillumbik Shire Council ekphrastic poetry award was judged ‘highly commended’. I wrote a poem, How to paint a sigh, in response to … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Twilight Talk – Tonight

Twilight Talk, Art Gallery of Ballarat. I’ll be talking tonight – Wednesday June 17, at 5.00pm (for a 5.30 start) at the Ballarat Art Gallery Twilight Talks. I will be … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White  

  On Genre expectations. The Beautiful Room is Empty has sat on my bookshelf for years. I finally decided to read it when I was researching the genre of Künstlerroman. … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Monica Lewinski – the price of shame

If you use the internet – in any capacity – read news online, tweet, comment on forums, you need to watch this. Monica Lewinski gives a TED talk about the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Upcoming Events

Twilight Talk, Art Gallery of Ballarat. Wednesday June 17, 5.00pm. Gold coin entry. I will be discussing women cartographers of WWII who were based at Villa Fortuna mansion in Bendigo. This is … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manuscript Assessment

Last month I hit two scary milestones – my baby turned 1 and started childcare, and my novel went out on its own for a manuscript assessment. The first day … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

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