...In this strange mausoleum of a house, you follow the smells of familiarity.

'Sins of Meals Past'


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.

July 18, 2018

I love getting lost in a piece of descriptive prose so vivid I have to pause and relish it a moment longer. But this is a rarity. In truth, the best descriptions are those that blend effortlessly with the surrounding narrative. Here are my tips for incorporating your d...

May 15, 2018

I love getting lost in a well-written piece of descriptive prose -- something so vivid I have to pause and relish it a moment longer -- both as a reader and as a writer. Here are the 3 layers of description I apply to my own writing.

April 15, 2018

I love getting lost in other people's writing. And nothing more so than in a well written piece of descriptive prose -- something that is so vivid I have to pause and relish it a moment longer. Here are 4 of my favourites to help inspire your own writing.

March 14, 2018

I often lament at how little time I seem to have to dedicate to writing. So how have I arrived at a point where, having apparently done so little work, I have three stories vying for publication in professional markets?

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.

December 14, 2017

It's that time again -- the insanity of the end of the year holidays. Perfect for losing yourself in a new book. Here, then, are my top 3 reads from 2017.

November 15, 2017

Last month, I blogged about my fear of writing. This has prompted me to delve into the root of that fear, and find what kills my creativity.

October 14, 2017

Writing scares me. And not in a good, exhilarating way. The act of sitting at the keyboard or with pen in hand, on the brink of creating something, more often then not petrifies me. Read how the wisdom of Carrie Fisher helped me cope.

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