Rose Van Son: Unravelling the Self

Rose Van Son: Unravelling the Self

In the attic this week is my dear friend, Western Australian poet, Rose Van Son. Rose is a huge supporter of the WA writing community, so I'm thrilled to be able to share her words here in the attic. In this post, Rose write about her childhood memories, her love of...

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 times...

Karina Kilmore: From Fact to Fiction

Karina Kilmore: From Fact to Fiction

My guest in the attic this week is Karina Kilmore, who writes about how hard she found the move from journalism to crime writing and how much of herself she unwittingly wrote into her character. Please read on: Karina is a finance journalist during business hours and...

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 worked as a...

Katherine Scholes: Hunting the Muse

Katherine Scholes: Hunting the Muse

I'm thrilled to share this essay of Katherine Scholes in the attic today. It's about writing her latest novel, The Beautiful Mother, the story of a woman who has devoted herself to the study of humans while denying the call of motherhood, who finds her heart torn open...

K.M. Allan: Learning From Your Words

K.M. Allan: Learning From Your Words

I came to know today's guest in the attic, KM Allan (no relation!) through her fabulous blog which is full of writing tips and tricks. So, I'm thrilled to welcome her to the attic today: KM Allan is the author of the urban YA fantasy series, Blackbirch. The first two...

Susan Francis: Why I Write

Susan Francis: Why I Write

I never tire of reading about why writers write—the reasons are many and varied, and the pathways as divergent as each individual writer. But what always strikes me, too, are the similarities: that feeling of never quite belonging, of never quite being good enough....