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A love letter to Australia

A love letter to Australia

Originally posted on Off the Beaten Track:
It is Australia Day 2020. January 26th is a contentious date, because it marks the arrival of the First Fleet―the first European settlers who arrived in Australia in 1788. Of course, by commemorating this date, Australia ignores that in 1788 we were already populated by hundreds of nations…

CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Sandy Barker

CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Sandy Barker

Originally posted on BookishBron:
A couple of years ago I did a little series of Q&As with authors where we talked about books and Christmas. It was so much fun that this year I’ve decided to bring them back! First up to chat Christmas with me is the lovely Sandy Barker. Sandy has a new…

A Hero’s Journey – Furious Fiction May 2020

Originally posted on Nathan J Phillips:
I haven’t shared a Furious Fiction story for a little while – quite frankly, they didn’t make it past the internal Quality Control assessments to justify making them public. This story was different for a couple reasons – first of all, it felt like it hit all the buttons…

Where the winds take you

Where the winds take you

Originally posted on Off the Beaten Track:
A year ago, Ben and I were about to embark on a journey back to the Greek Islands, revisiting some of the places we discovered together in 2006 – when we met. Our skipper from the sailing trip in ’06, Patrick, would be at the helm again. We’d…

15 books in 15 minutes

Originally posted on Off the Beaten Track:
I love to read. In fact, I have discovered that my desire to write is affected greatly by whether or not I am reading regularly. When I read less, because I am too busy to carve out the time, I write less. When I make time to read…

Character Description Must-Haves

Character Description Must-Haves

Originally posted on K.M. Allan:
There’s a lot of elements that go into writing a book, and each one has their own set of must-haves. Take character descriptions, for example. Obviously, the easiest way to create a picture in someone’s mind is to list the physical characteristics. Often it’ll be something like; “She was…