February 18, 2018

Melbourne is a festival city. In fact, this City of Literature is almost one continuous lit fest from April through to November. From the startup spec fic Speculate in late April to SheKilda the city and surrounding suburbs are full of writers, readers, industry profes...

November 8, 2016

Status update: exhausted. But in a good way.

I arrived home in the wee hours of this morning after four days in Melbourne. Last night I had about three hours consecutive sleep (which was the most in several nights thanks to a dodgy rented room in the city), due to drink...

May 9, 2016

Creative immersion therapy at its best

The past month has been Huge. Life-changing. One of those periods that could prove to be a pivotal – or starting – point in my creative writing career.

In an effort to explain the impact this time has had I’ll get the name-dropping...

February 20, 2015

There’s a pristine 330-page YA manuscript sitting on my desk and it’s taking all of my willpower to stay away from it.

It’s my first novel. It’s taken months to write. Over the past fortnight I’ve spent about ten hours a day going through from start to finish, twice. I...

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