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Winner, ‘Woman’ Challenge, and more..

Congratulations to Adina Pelle, winner of the 500-word ‘woman’ challenge with her modern take on a classic tale, Romeo No Longer Loves Juliet. Adina wins a copy of Write Great Fiction – Dialogue by Gloria Kempton. Thank you to all … Continue reading

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Fantastic Australian Voices – Part 2

Hello? Is that the Australian fantasy voice? What’s that? You’re an Australian writing fantasy? No, that’s not what I’m looking for. Not at all. Oh yes, there’s most definitely a difference. Some argue it doesn’t mean very much. But today it’s … Continue reading

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Memoirs Not Mere Memories

Guest post by Tamara Hunter A New York Times writer recently suggested, rather bluntly, that about three quarters of the memoirs on the market should never have seen the light of day.   There was a time, Neil Genzlinger wrote, when “unremarkable … Continue reading

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Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Guest post by Tamara Hunter Writing – you love it. You either call yourself a writer or you want to be one. But how often do you actually sit down and write? What are the reasons you invent not to write? … Continue reading

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Lashings and Lashings of Childhood Faves

Guest post by Tamara Hunter The enthusiasm bubbling out of the authors up front spills all the way across the stage, down the steps and into the broadly smiling audience seated here this holiday Monday morning. Memories of smugglers and … Continue reading

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Winner, ‘Spotlight’ Challenge

Congratulations to Tamara Hunter, winner of the ‘spotlight’ challenge with the condensed psycho-drama, ‘Beyond the Pale’. Tamara wins One Year To A Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft by Susan Tiberghien. What the entries this … Continue reading

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Risking All For The Story

Someone asks David Whish-Wilson if he is “a dead man walking”. We all laugh, then quickly fall silent. We wait to hear David’s answer because the suggestion is not outside the realm of possibility. The crime fiction author has been … Continue reading

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Science Is The New Art: Annie Proulx and Tim Flannery

Guest post by Keith McDonald This session about the intertwining of science and art fired up when both Proulx and Flannery related personal stories about how their engagements with the environment and its wildlife had inspired them. Several times, they … Continue reading

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Second Novel Squeeze

Guest post by Tamara Hunter Toni Jordan had what was, by any measure, a dream run with her satirically funny debut novel, Addition. Sold into 16 countries, it featured as ‘Comedy of the Summer’ on Richard and Judy’s Book Club … Continue reading

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It’s A Dog’s Life: Andrew O’Hagan

Guest post by Keith McDonald Novelists are constantly striving for original takes on old themes and Scot Andrew O’Hagan came up with something markedly different in his latest novel. He even gave up his usual serious style of writing in … Continue reading

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