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18
Apr

Pen and Paper - By Leslie Thiele

Pen and Paper - By Leslie Thiele

Is anyone else bothered by the way things are no longer put down on paper? Will historians, a hundred years from now, be reduced to scrolling through neatly stored and categorised emails spell checked and eminently readable, instead of sifting through unruly piles of letters, documents, and diaries? Have we...

6
Apr

Bloodlines - Margaret River Launch Speech by Richard Rossiter

Bloodlines - Margaret River Launch Speech by Richard Rossiter

It’s a special privilege to have been asked to launch Bloodlines here at the Margaret River Bookshop. I first met Nic through a short story that she submitted to the journal Indigo when I was the fiction editor for that edition. That was some years ago.

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.

7
Mar

Ways of Being Here - Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

Ways of Being Here - Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes

The first thing that struck me about your story, ‘When the Sky Looks Like the Belly of a Donkey,' was its title. How important is metaphor to your work, and how do you ensure you're harnessing your most effective, most original use of said metaphor? Metaphors do not have exact...

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