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More Readings of Place

I can’t stop mulling over David Malouf’s idea about how we apply what we learned about dimensions and space in our earliest childhood to whatever else we go on to look at. When I think about my childhood home I … Continue reading

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What did we learn at a Writers’ Conference?

Originally posted on The Lazuli Portals:
Ron and I attended the inaugural New Writers’ Conference held by Literature Works, the literature development charity for South West England. It took place on Sunday 2 November, at Plymouth University. The Conference was…

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500 Characters

The swarming crowds on Miyajima Island don’t climb the hill behind Itsukushima Temple. Thankfully. They’re mesmerised by the temple itself which seems to float on water at high tide. From the boardwalks they have an amazing view of the famous … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 6 June

Every Friday writers from around the world contribute 100 word stories prompted by a photograph supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to Friday Fictioneers. I love constructive comments on my stories. My inspiration this week came from a Japanese 10th century folk … Continue reading

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Stories at The Mosh Pit a huge success!

Originally posted on Jessie Ansons:
At the quirkiest cafe in downtown Cardiff, a group of writers gathered to read their work… On Saturday afternoon I was lucky enough to MC a brilliant writers event in Newcastle, NSW. The day was…

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Field of Flowers Award

Zainab Javid kindly nominated me for this award. Thank you so much, Zainab. I’m very honoured. I’ve been following Zainab’s blog for a few months. It’s a delight. Her photographs and drawings are exquisite. On the top of her homepage … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – January 31

Every Friday writers from around the world contribute 100 word stories prompted by a photograph supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to Friday Fictioneers. Everyone is welcome to contribute and we love comments on our stories. No Smoking in Workshop Ted was … Continue reading

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Characters are Pieces of History

We, and our characters, all exist in a public and a private life at the same time. I’m someone’s sister, wife, child, mother, friend, neighbour. I’m that person who loves the thrill of body surfing large breakers, and gets asthma … Continue reading

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Author Interviews – Zed Book Club

Merry Christmas to all writers and readers. Here’s my Christmas gift to you: quality interviews with authors hosted by Zed Book Club on Radio 4ZZZ in Australia. I’m always scouring the internet for podcasts to listen to in the car … Continue reading

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Congratulations!!!

Writers can become disheartened, but it’s the ones who have the persistence to keep working through uncertainty, through the lack of recognition and acknowledgement, who have the highest chance of succeeding. Over the last month I’ve witnessed a rush of … Continue reading

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