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Meeting Ita

Cleo and I were born in the same year. Cleo was born in Australia in 1972, her mother the now iconic Ita Buttrose and her father the…

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The strange truth about fiction

"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." Mark Twain One of my tweeps  - if you're not on Twitter,…

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Getting the words out

I recently had a chat with a friend on Facebook who asked me to give him some tips about writing. I thought I'd post part…

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Epiphany from the edge

People often ask me how I got into writing. So, at the expense of my autobiography, I'm going to share the story with you. In…

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Reading the bones

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot."  ~ Stephen King…

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The road less travelled to Ngukurr

In September 2010, I was very fortunate to be offered a freelance writing and photography assignment with the Northern Territory Government. The job involved travelling…

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The ugly truth about writing

When I embarked on my writing career 15 years ago, I wrote because I felt inspired to tell other people's stories. But I also thought…

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