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30
Mar

Bleeding Hearts - By Melanie Cheng

Bleeding Hearts - By Melanie Cheng

It was at university that I first encountered the term empathy. I had been practising it—as much as any adolescent practises empathy— I just hadn’t known what it was called before then. My lecturers described empathy as the act of imagining what it was like to be in another person’s situation.

16
Mar

Breaking the Rules - By Melanie Cheng

Breaking the Rules - By Melanie Cheng

In 2010 The Guardian published an article called Ten Rules For Writing Fiction. It was a compilation of famous authors’ top ten tips. Richard Ford’s advice stood out to me. His first rule was: Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer’s a good idea.

10
Mar

Ode To My Eighteen Year Old Self - By Melanie Cheng

Ode To My Eighteen Year Old Self - By Melanie Cheng

I recently discovered my high school yearbook. In it, I found my eighteen-year-old self’s life goals: to become a paediatrician, to marry a Spaniard (I was madly in love with Antonio Banderas at the time) and to pen a novel. They were tongue-in-cheek aspirations. Some were more so than others.

24
Mar

What's Feeding Your Senses? Melanie Cheng

What's Feeding Your Senses? Melanie Cheng

Melanie Cheng is a mother, writer, doctor and champion multi-tasker. Her story, 'White Sparrow', will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We spoke to her about what she reads, watches and listens to while writing up a storm...