To help overcome writer’s block, Ernest Hemingway is said to have reminded himself: “Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”Read More
Month: March 2018
In May 1992, the local literary news in Australia was all about Tim Winton and his novel, Cloudstreet. I thought it an omen. We were both in our early 30s and had grown up in Western Australia. He’d just won his second Miles Franklin Award and I was about to have a second crack at being a writer!Read More
There were old tea chests in a spare room at my grandparents’ house. In them, my younger brother and I found 78 RPM records, Film Fun Annuals and Biggles books that had belonged to our dad. But for the 10-year-old me, the greatest treasure was a mint copy of The Gorilla Hunters by R.M. Ballantyne.Read More
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