Projects and publications, plus an opportunity for online writers

It's been a while since I updated, so I'll shove it all in one post. First of all, Happy New Year! 2014 was an incredible year for me, though it started out rocky (I was unemployed for about two months). The highlights were finishing my doctorate, publishing Captives, and having a story included in Best Australian Stories 2014. … Continue reading Projects and publications, plus an opportunity for online writers

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

The Sydney Writers' Festival 2013 program has been announced! The line up is rockin': from Norwegian literary superstar Karl Ove Knausgaard, to actor/author Molly Ringwald, critic James Wood, Tash Aw, Cheryl Strayed, Claire Messud, Diego Marani (to mention a few internationals) and of course a HUGE amount of amazing Aussie authors/poets/journos/critics! Jemma Birrell and her … Continue reading Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013

On blogging, social media, reading & writing

I was recently interviewed by David Minh Tran at The Signal Express, a publication by Express Media. He asked me about my long-term blogging life, my thoughts on social media, my short stories, and he asked some very tricky questions about favourite books and authors. You can check it out here. Express Media are a great organisation, I've … Continue reading On blogging, social media, reading & writing

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog wins ‘words’ category in 2012 Best Australian Blogs comp

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

LiteraryMinded’s fifth blog anniversary spectacular! (part four)

Amy Espeseth asks: 'Has/how has your fiction writing changed since you started LiteraryMinded?' and John (Musings of a Literary Dilettante) asks: 'how has reviewing books helped your own creative writing?' Five years of regular writing—fiction and nonfiction—has made me a better writer. I hope I keep getting better. Five years of reading, close reading and reviewing, has … Continue reading LiteraryMinded’s fifth blog anniversary spectacular! (part four)

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition: enter now

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