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Linda Strader: ‘Dear Diary …’

Linda Strader: ‘Dear Diary …’

Although this series is open to any writer from anywhere, most of my guests have been Australian. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce an international guest, Linda Strader, who visits the attic from the USA. Read Linda’s story about writing a memoir and...
Karen Lee: If the Cloak Fits

Karen Lee: If the Cloak Fits

A few weeks ago, after I shared this How to Write a Book post, a writer I didn’t know emailed me. That writer’s name was Karen Lee, and she told me that she’d read my post whilst at the hairdressers. It was the first time she’d visited a...
Fiona Robertson: Beginning Again

Fiona Robertson: Beginning Again

Every week I say I’m honoured to share the post for the attic and you’re probably sick of reading that phrase. However, each week I am honoured to share the guest post, as well as humbled and a little thrilled that someone has written such a moving...
Tess Woods: What Makes a Real Writer?

Tess Woods: What Makes a Real Writer?

Today I welcome Tess Woods into the attic. I’m so proud to share this essay because Tess is a dear friend of mine. It’s written in her inimitable style and with her trademark length (she’s never short for a word 😉 ). You won’t regret taking the...
Ruth Dawkins: The Best is Yet to Come

Ruth Dawkins: The Best is Yet to Come

I’m excited because today’s writer in the attic comes from one of my favourite places in the entire world, my old hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. All of the things she writes about Hobart in this piece are true, and her words brought back memories of things...
Deborah Sessions: Am I A Writer?

Deborah Sessions: Am I A Writer?

Motherhood, especially in the early years, can be an all-encompassing identity. Your own dreams, wants and needs are put on hold indefinitely, often for years, and it’s hard to remember, at times, the person you were pre-baby.    That’s why...