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April 15, 2019

I don't like notebooks. (Phew! I've wanted to confess that for some time.) It's not practical or an aesthetic aversion -- they can be things of superb utility and immense beauty. I simply hate what they represent -- a crutch for the frailty of human memory....

March 14, 2019

Writer's block is real. I'll probably cop flak for that, but it's true. I used to believe it was merely an excuse for lazy writers to not write, or something that came about from a lack of imagination. That was until I fell into the creative malaise.

January 14, 2019

I failed to complete short story in time to meet an anthology deadline, in the lead-up to Christmas and New Year, even though I was nearly finished. So why would I drop a story a hair's breadth from the end? In short, my reader's instinct told me to.

January 3, 2019

With another year of creativity opening up before me, I'd love nothing more than to toil away in complete and utter isolation, heedless of how I fare. So, having posted about my successes and failures for 2018 a few days ago, it only seemed right to blog about my...

December 31, 2018

December is a month of reflection for many authors. While I tend to mark my achievements by career milestones, there were other successes and failures I should also celebrate for 2018.

November 14, 2018

When I originally started blogging, two years ago, I didn't think I'd last six months. But, having recently read back through my older posts, I've found that blogging has been of tremendous benefit to my writing career -- both in blogging and in story telli...

October 14, 2018

Having just returned from Conflux 14, feeling completely reinvigorated about my writing, I share my learnings about writers conventions from an introvert's POV

August 15, 2018

Last year, I blogged about a story that was about to be published -- 'The Banksia Boys'. This month I detail the creative process behind my Australian Shadows Award winning short story.

February 14, 2018

The guilt of both not setting myself worthy goals and of not attaining them when I do was a canker to my creativity. So, I needed another driver.

January 14, 2018

With the publication of my story 'Old Man Red Gum' in Midnight Echo #12, I share the origins and inspirations behind it.

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