January, 2010. A British backpacker stepped off a tall ship in Campbell’s Cove, fresh from sailing tourists around Sydney harbour. Barefoot, wearing the full pirate attire of her new job, she set off through city streets to the NSW State Library, clutching a letter with her new ‘address’ (care of the ship’s owner), intent on … Continue reading In Praise of Libraries
That February Hump
It's a little quiet around here. I'm (gasp!) busy writing more stories...
Draw the Line (IWSG Oct)
Welcome to another month of the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop, where we ask all the writing questions, pretend to know the answers (or not), and generally be supportive. Thanks for joining us. This month the awesome co-hosts are Jemima Pitt, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard. Do … Continue reading Draw the Line (IWSG Oct)
How I critique As a writer, I love reading other peoples' work. My love of reading aside, it is a great way to learn about the craft of writing and how other people put words together. I didn't realise how much I had changed my reading technique until recently, when I was describing a book … Continue reading Beta Reading
Better Late Than Never?
Apologies for the delayed post today, readers. Miss 3 is in hospital on IV antibiotics - things have been hectic this week. She's coming good now though. I've been a little less able to write, so this post is about my other favourite pastime: reading. 📚 This week I started Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman … Continue reading Better Late Than Never?