Irma Gold: The Ideas Tree

Irma Gold: The Ideas Tree

I have a little story about this post: About three years ago, I asked Irma if she'd like to write a post for the attic. She said words to the effect of: 'I'd love to, but would you mind waiting until my novel is published?' It's been a long time but I'm...

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How to Start Writing

How to Start Writing

Back in the day, I used to blog quite regularly (I wrote about that here), mainly because it enabled me to put my thoughts and experiences into words, and publish them without asking anyone's permission. I liked, too, that I could edit a post after pressing...

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2020 Stocktake

2020 Stocktake

At the risk of repeating what everyone else is saying, I’m pretty sure most of us will be waving a hearty good riddance to 2020 at midnight tonight, booting it over the nearest horizon and hoping for a kinder 2021. A year without a new pandemic is high on my...

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Rebecca Higgie: Writing in Secret

Rebecca Higgie: Writing in Secret

I'm thrilled to have Rebecca Higgie, début novelist and winner of the 2019 Fogarty Literary Award, join me in the attic today. Oh gosh, I can't tell you how much I related to her post. As I read, I was reminded of the years I wrote in secret, and of the many...

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Judy Powell: Writing Crime

Judy Powell: Writing Crime

I don't believe I've had an archaeologist visit the attic before, so please welcome Judy Powell to tell us about her historical crime novel, The Brisbane Line. Judy is a historian and archaeologist who has a passion for bringing the past to life. She's...

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