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

Terri-ann White asks: 'How often does a new writer blow your mind? Can this still happen when you are doing it as a full-on venture?' Often it's not a new writer but someone who is new to me. For example, I was just blown away by The Forrests by Emily Perkins, and now I want to read all of her books. … Continue reading LiteraryMinded’s fifth blog anniversary spectacular! (part five)

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)

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

Katy McDevitt asks: 'I’d love to know what your "big-picture" plans are for the blog—will you be blogging a book, for example?' I don't think I'll ever blog a book, that only really works for established authors like Max Barry (as with his novel Machine Man.) Video content is something I've been wanting to do for ages … Continue reading LiteraryMinded’s fifth blog anniversary spectacular! (part three)

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

Well, LiteraryMinded is five years old today, with an average of 2.2 posts per week since she began. That's a lot of words. I've asked y'all to provide questions and prompts in order to spend the day writing a series of self-indulgent celebratory blog posts! Thanks so much for all the love. Here we go... Kathy Charles: … Continue reading LiteraryMinded’s fifth blog anniversary spectacular! (part one)

Moon dust will cover you: the story of David Bowie and me

After James Bradley’s 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)'. David Bowie was really the first artist I found on my own as a young adult. Bowie came to me in a humorous, intertextual way, through watching Zoolander at the age of about 16 at Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinemas, Coffs Harbour. I worked there so movies … Continue reading Moon dust will cover you: the story of David Bowie and me