The winners of the 2012 Sydney Writers' Centre Best Australian Blogs competition have been announced. Once again this year I was the judge of the 'words' category. I also helped to choose the overall winner. The winner of the 'words' category is, happily, Lisa Hill's ANZ LitLovers LitBlog. If you've been reading Australian lit blogs for a … Continue reading ANZ LitLovers LitBlog wins ‘words’ category in 2012 Best Australian Blogs comp
I was very happy to be asked to be the judge of the Words and Writing Category again this year in The Sydney Writers' Centre's Best Australian Blogs Comp. The category winner last year was Bothersome Words. You can check out the other 2011 shortlisted* blogs (from the Word category) in this post. The other categories for … Continue reading Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition: enter now
The Sydney Writers' Centre has created the Best Australian Blogs competition. Here's the blurb: 'You might be blogging to keep you focused on your writing dreams, or perhaps you're blogging to promote your business. You might hope your blog will lead to a book deal or maybe it's just a way to share your life … Continue reading Best Australian Blogs competition 2011, enter now
The following article is a slightly amended version of the speech I gave during the Emerging Writers' Festival panel The Revolution Will Be Downloaded, May 2009. In my reading of cultural blogs (particularly literary blogs), and through a growing audience for LiteraryMinded, I have found that some recurring elements exist in blogs which could be deemed successful. My measure of … Continue reading Embracing the medium: what makes a successful cultural blog?
It doesn't happen often, but I'm feeling a bit that way today. And it's frustrating. Because I only really have a few hours on the weekend to work on fiction. I tapped out about 1000 words of 90s novel, but they weren't very inspired. They were limp and floppy. Hopefully next weekend will be better. … Continue reading Creative flaccidity