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Painting the Town

John Robert Brown was as average as possible. He drove a secondhand automobile, subscribed to the Evening Standard, and worked nights at the local clothing factory oiling machinery. He no longer owned a prosperous farm in the wheat belt--the world was changing, and cities were the new pastures.I can smell it coming, Old Isobel had … Continue reading Painting the Town

Taking Risks (IWSG April)

Welcome to another month of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. On the first Wednesday of each month we blog about writing, hoping to encourage others out there. You are not alone. This is what the IWSG is all about. This month's blog hop is co-hosted by the wonderful PK Hrezo, Pat Garcia, SE White, Lisa Buie Collard, and Diane Burton. … Continue reading Taking Risks (IWSG April)

A Dream of Autumn

The world wakes to you,Like spice stirs senses long forgot,Like earthy peat burnt on a hearthLends smoke aroma to a pot. And stretching from the once-warm airTo crisp and frosty morning breath,The world welcomes your coming then—You are the new and favourite death. When ghost of Summer lingers onIn golden sunshine packaged up,You cradle life … Continue reading A Dream of Autumn

Dialogue Short Course Review

"Fiction Essentials: Dialogue" with the Australian Writer's Centre Last month I completed an online short course with the Australian Writer's Centre (AWC), refreshing my dialogue skills. I've previously done their 30-Day Bootcamp and Fantasy, Science Fiction and More courses (my review of the latter is here). This time I went for technique. I've been writing … Continue reading Dialogue Short Course Review