The horror that is writing

Whoops, 2017, the year of no content… Content warning: I made no content in 2017! Why? Well that is complicated. But opening up my still unfinished manuscript on my laptop today brought it home with a thunk! I hadn’t opened the document since 2016. What has happened? Don’t I love the story anymore? Or did […]

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What the sheet?

Required prior knowledge for this read: Trainspotting, the movie, or at least the sheets scene….. Sheets ahoy Hey, er, is this a bit weird? My dog and I exited a friends apartment one day, strolling into the common hallway, towards the lift. Coming towards us was a young lady, pretty, very well dressed, and, carrying […]

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Closing Chapters (aka – Killing your darlings)

In life, and in writing, it is a challenge… The last few months I have had to refocus on writing my manuscript, I have had to restructure the opening of the book. Decide on the tense – yep, stuck with first person, and, (gasp), I have had to “kill my darlings”. Yes that is a […]

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The first date sandwich

Last Friday night… My friend, lets call her Carli Preston, and I met up for drinks and some dinner. After a long work week with people and the ongoing beat of life giving me a good work out, I was up for a chilled evening of flavoured vodka and stuffed zucchini flowers. In fabulous Melbourne style, […]

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Heading South for the Winter…

That might seem right if you’re an artic dwelling Brit whom chases the winter sun. But would you leave Queensland’s eternal Sprummer? Well, yes. If you got sick of being too hot. I know. I’m a hottie. But, what I mean is, I got sick of being ridiculously sweaty at 6am, just from taking the […]

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The undo world

Just listening to Jack White talking about his album Lazaretto, which he recorded, pressed and released a live version of in four hours, he said he was challenging this “undo” world that we live in, and pushed through any regrets and remains happy with his decisions. That got me thinking about an idea that’s been […]

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How predictable!

About a week ago…. I began to find everything a bit too predictable. I found that people seemed to react to things exactly as I had thought they would. I found that a new recipe turned out exactly as the site suggested. I found that my work laptop epic failed again, as expected, when we […]

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My portmanteau guide to life, well, words:

There’s some things you should know about me. I love wordplay. I love to abbreviate words. And I laugh at funny acronyms in what I’m reading. I love a good double entendre, a good pun, and the occasional spoonerism. But above them all, I love creating my own portmanteau, a literary tool for combining, or […]

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