It’s a question all authors face. So what’s your answer? That they flow into your head from some stream of consciousness, or the ether? Or plucked from a fast-fading dream? Or from a magic box that only you have the key to? Or do you … Continue reading Where do you get your ideas?
If you were at school or were a teacher between 1979 and 1992 you would know Grug. This hairy, brown and yellow striped character inhabited a series of books written by Australian author, Ted Prior. (Soon to be re-published by Simon & Schuster, Australia from June, … Continue reading Grug – a little miracle worker.
Many Australian eyes will be on Barack Obama’s Inauguration to the White House on Tuesday the 20th January. But Tuesday marks a far more important date for Australian readers and writers. It’s D-day for submissions to the Australian Government Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the lifting … Continue reading The gloves are off!
Do you listen to music while you write? A Mozart sonata? John Coltrane's sax or some classic Miles Davis? A bit of the Cuban touch? Coldplay's lastest CD? Or soundtracks from your favourite movies? It could be that, to work successfully, you need a blur … Continue reading Music to write by?
Okay, I know I said this blog was just for writing matters BUT I have to get on my soapbox just one more time in 2008. It's Christmas Eve and Santa's calling in on lots of good little boys and girls, but do you think … Continue reading 840 kittens