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No More Edits and That’s a Promise.

Last week, I finished editing my novel and sent it back to Allen and Unwin. A few days later, one of my editors emailed to say: 'It has been such a pleasure to read the revised manuscript this week. I think you’ve tightened the pace of the novel and fleshed out the...

Lauren Keegan: The Anchor That is Writing

If you're an aspiring writer, this is a not-to-be-missed post about rejection and not giving up. A few weeks ago, I read a blog post titled, 'How To Cope with Rejection and Keep on Writing'. The author of the post, Lauren Keegan, had sent her fifth completed...

Jodi Gibson: Finding My Place in the World

Jodi Gibson, writer and blogger, has stepped into the attic today. I found myself nodding all the way through Jodi's piece and wanted to underline so many of her sentences.  I relate to what she says about blogging, about how it changed her life. It does; it's...

Denise Mills: Writing is a Big Deal

When my Inbox goes ping and I see it's another piece for Writers in the Attic, I feel a little thrill. I have to drop what I'm doing and read it straightaway. I can't resist. Each of the essays I've posted has resonated with me in some way and many have had me...

Marie McLean: What Writing Means to Me

I'm yet to meet today's writer in the attic, Marie McLean, despite the fact we both live in the same city, we're both writers and we encounter each other almost daily online. We're hoping to remedy that soon, but in the meantime I'll bring you Marie's beautifully...

Robin Riedstra: Writing With Dyslexia

Without further ado, today for Writers in the Attic I want to introduce you to Robin Riedstra: Robin is an Australian writer, ranter, reviewer, dyslexic, twitter addict, and definitely a mad mumma. Robin's memoir, 'Confessions of a Mad Mooer: Postnatal Depression...

New Release Date for ‘The Sisters’ Song’

I have a new date for my book's release: January 2018. Whilst this means I must wait another four months' to see my book on the shelves, it also means that I have more time to complete these final edits and get my novel into tip-top shape.  Once this book is...

Deborah Burrows: Writing Tales of Courage

I'm honoured to have author and lawyer, Deb Burrows, join me in the attic today. Deb's published four historical novels, and all tell the stories of courageous women during WWII.    Deb was born and grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and is the author of...

Natasha Lester: My Attics and My Children

I'm bouncing around the attic today because I'm thrilled to be hosting this essay by my special guest, Natasha Lester. Natasha is not only an award-winning writer, but she's a constant source of writerly knowledge, support, and encouragement for fledgling writers here...

Robyne Young: A Life of Writing Prompts

Joining me in the attic today is Albury writer, Robyne Young. As you'll discover when you read on, Robyne's always been a writer as a journalist across a number of media, but the itch to write creatively has always been there, too. I won't write much of Robyne's bio...

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