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Writers in the Attic: Michelle Johnston

I'm happy to say that Writers in the Attic is back for 2018! To ease the pressure on myself a little, I've decided it will be more of an occasional series, but I promise it will be just as interesting and varied! My dear writing friend, Michelle Johnston, is kicking...

Publication: The First Four Weeks

Now that school has returned, I'm looking forward to getting back into some semblance of routine. It's been utter chaos in the attic since my book was released: I haven't known which day of the week it is, I've forgotten to eat, I don't know what's in the fridge or...

Kali Napier: Getting Personal

My guest author this week is Kali Napier. I can't remember exactly when Kali's path and mine first crossed, but over the past six months or so we've become friends as our books are being released within a month of each other. There's nothing like sharing the pathway...

How to Write a Book Part #5: Seeking Feedback

It’s no news to any writer that seeking feedback on your work is one of the hardest things about this writing business. Yet, if we want to be published, at some stage we must put our words, stories and characters out there to be scrutinised by others. It’s as...

Jodie How: Writer or Tortoise

Today I welcome emerging Western Australian writer, Jodie How. Here's Jodie's take on creativity and how, once she'd discarded her romantic notions of being a writer, she found what worked for her:  'If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s persistence. I’m the...

Linda Strader: ‘Dear Diary …’

Although this series is open to any writer from anywhere, most of my guests have been Australian. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce an international guest, Linda Strader, who visits the attic from the USA. Read Linda's story about writing a memoir and getting it...

How to Write a Book #4: Learning the Craft

In a previous post for this series, I wrote about how hard it was to wear ‘L’ plates again after deciding to become a writer in my early forties. Today, I’m going to talk about how I actually learnt the craft of writing. At the time I started writing,...








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