‘Milo was a discoloured memory with blurred edges and a washed-out palette. Yet five minutes with him and everything came back to me in an instant.’ Layla Montgomery and Milo Dark used to be friends, until her mother died. Wrapping himself up in the grief of losing his wife, Layla’s father packed his bags and… Continue reading Review: Remind Me How This Ends
‘They want to stop the boats. Mina wants to stop the hate.’ One of my favourite bookish podcasts is Better Words, hosted by Michelle and Caitlin, as I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this blog before. When they dropped their episode featuring Randa Abdel-Fattah three weeks ago they promised it was an amazing interview,… Continue reading Review: When Michael Met Mina
Proudly carrying a brown paper bag with the ‘Readings’ logo embellished on the side, handles twisting under the strain of probably too many newly purchased books, I made my way to the second and final panel I would be attending at Clunes Booktown. This session was about Crime in the Country and was held in… Continue reading Clunes Booktown Recap 2: Crime in the Country
Last weekend I joined thousands of booklovers, writers and creatives and headed to Clunes for the annual Booktown Fesitval. Clunes is a small regional town just outside of Ballarat which averages a population of around two thousand people. When it comes to the Booktown time of year, poor Clunes gets so flooded that a lot… Continue reading Clunes Booktown Recap 1: Exploring Teen Reading Culture
Hi all! Here you can read my thoughts on ‘Writing about your work’, as published on the Ballarat Writers Inc. Blog.
Happy writing! 🙂
Last Monday I sat at my computer, fingers poised over the keyboard, ready to take notes on the Writer’s Victoria webinar ‘How to write about your work’ hosted by Claire Capel-Stanley. Normally, this is the sort of course I would shy away from, telling myself that its only for well-established, published writers. Why would I need to write about my own work? Surely my small list of accomplishments will look insignificant and not worth sharing?
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Motherhood and Creativity: The Divided Heart by Rachel Power is a candid expression of women who are making their creative careers work, while still meeting the demands of being a mother. I picked up this book at first because it came up as a recommendation on my Instagram feed. As my seven-month-old daughter happened to… Continue reading Review: Motherhood and Creativity: The Divided Heart edited by Rachel Power
As a long time Insta-follower of Margot McGovern and her wonderful blog Project Lectito, I had my copy of her debut novel Neverland pre-ordered the minute it was available. Intrigued by the hints Margot was dropping on her social media and drawn in by the amazing cover art, I couldn’t wait to sink into this… Continue reading Review: Neverland by Margot McGovern
Writing is all about community. It might not be the first thing we assosciate with writing – we all know about the mythical long, dark nights of the soul when a book is supposed to pour from you to the page. While we might be lucky enough to experience thesenights from time to time, in… Continue reading 5 Podcasts to add to your library
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if there is a Jane Austen exhibition on, I am going to visit it. On the 21st of April, along with my grandmother and my sister Sarah, we made our way down to the Ballarat library to see the ‘Be Persuaded’ exhibition, which was showcasing regency fashions from… Continue reading Be Persuaded at the Ballarat Library
When Marlowe Jensen receives a heart transplant that saves her life, she is desperate to be seen as something other than The Dying Girl. She wants to blend in and she definitely doesn’t want to feel like she’s different. With her vegan-warrior mother, who is hell-bent on taking down the local butcher shop and convincing… Continue reading Review: Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza