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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...

Rae Hilhorst: Why I Write

I have another of my writing friends in the attic today: Rae Hilhorst. Here's the serious, factual bio for Rae: Rae lives in Perth Western Australia and is a married mother of two adult daughters. Her blog is her hobby, a means to explore creative writing. When brave...

Conor Duggan: Writing Far From Home

This is the week for firsts: not only is Conor Duggan my first male guest for writers in the attic, he's also my first Irish guest, first backpacker, first geologist, first slam-poet, first writer not to use a desk, and a whole heap of other firsts you'll discover if...

Deb Wain: A Circuitous Pathway to Writing

I have yet another gorgeous essay for Writers in the Attic this week, this time from Deb Wain. Deb's tale of how she came to writing really resonated with me. In fact, parts of it are eerily similar to an essay I wrote for the Writing the Dream anthology last year,...

Glenda Janes: The Saving Grace of Writing

Every week, I say how honoured/thrilled/excited I am to host this week's Writer in the Attic. I know I'm repeating myself and sounding clichéd, but it's true: every week, I am truly honoured, thrilled and excited to post each story. As I read the stories that...

Christina Houen: The Evolution of a Story

Welcome back to Writers in the Attic for 2017! This series was one of the highlights, if not the highlight, of my 2016 blog year, so it's my absolute pleasure to invite writers into this little space again. I have some wonderful writers and essays lined up—an...

Lily Malone: On Writing Romance

My last writer in the attic for 2016 is Lily Malone. Lily was a guest here in 2014, but she's been rather busy since then ...  Lily has worked as a journalist and editor of wine industry magazines, but discovered after years of writing facts for a living,...

Threasa Meads: Being Brave As A Writer

I'm proud to welcome writer and artist, Threasa Meads, to the attic this week. Please read on for a beautiful piece about being brave in your writing. Threasa is the author of two liminal autobiographies, Nobody and Mothsong (Rare Bird Books, 2016), and a visual...

Teena Raffa-Mulligan: A Writing Life

Teena Raffa-Mulligan has stepped into the attic today and gives us another beautiful essay in this series. The honesty and simplicity with which she tells the story of what writing has meant to her will move you. Teena is a reader, writer...