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Christina Houen: The Evolution of a Story

Welcome back to Writers in the Attic for 2017! This series was one of the highlights, if not the highlight, of my 2016 blog year, so it's my absolute pleasure to invite writers into this little space again. I have some wonderful writers and essays lined up—an...

Lily Malone: On Writing Romance

My last writer in the attic for 2016 is Lily Malone. Lily was a guest here in 2014, but she's been rather busy since then ...  Lily has worked as a journalist and editor of wine industry magazines, but discovered after years of writing facts for a living,...

Threasa Meads: Being Brave As A Writer

I'm proud to welcome writer and artist, Threasa Meads, to the attic this week. Please read on for a beautiful piece about being brave in your writing. Threasa is the author of two liminal autobiographies, Nobody and Mothsong (Rare Bird Books, 2016), and a visual...

Teena Raffa-Mulligan: A Writing Life

Teena Raffa-Mulligan has stepped into the attic today and gives us another beautiful essay in this series. The honesty and simplicity with which she tells the story of what writing has meant to her will move you. Teena is a reader, writer...

Gill Kenny: A Letter To My Younger Self

Today, my dear friend, fellow dog-lover, and aspiring writer, Gill Kenny joins me in the attic. She's written a beautiful and moving letter to her 22-year-old self.   Gill left Ireland at the age of 18, to learn French while working as an au-pair...

Tabetha Rogers-Beggs: A Writing Whirlwind

This week's guest in the attic is my busy writerly friend, Tabetha Rogers Beggs. Tabetha is mix of all things creative; performer, playwright, writer and philosopher. She is the Chairwoman of the historic Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre,...

Joyce Mathers: Writing For Weddings

I'm so proud to introduce today's guest in the attic—Joyce Mathers. Joyce grew up in the northeast of Scotland and after falling in love with Australia while on holiday, returned here to live in 1990. She's owned many businesses over the...

Shannon Meyerkort: Wearing Many Hats

This week, local writer, Shannon Meyerkort, joins me in the attic. Shannon is a writer and blogger based in Perth, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She has been published in various magazines, both print and online, has had short stories...

Nadia L. King: Are My Boobs Guilty

This week's post is a little different, but something I think all women of a certain age will relate to, so keep reading ... Nadia L. King was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1970s. Her first book “Jenna’s Truth” will be published this month by Aulexic...