Alice Nelson—Losing the Key: Letting Go of Our Novels

Alice Nelson—Losing the Key: Letting Go of Our Novels

Gosh, I have some amazing writers visit the attic! I get such joy out of reading the sometimes heartfelt, sometimes practical, but always different and always special pieces that authors pen for this series. Today, I'm thrilled to share another beautiful piece, this...

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Annabel Smith: Finding (the Right) Reasons to Write

Annabel Smith: Finding (the Right) Reasons to Write

So very happy to have Annabel Smith grace the attic with her presence today. She was one of the first authors I met when I started writing and she has more wisdom about books, writing and publishing in her little finger than I'd hope to attain in a lifetime. Annabel...

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Lee Kofman: On Imperfection and Writing

Lee Kofman: On Imperfection and Writing

As I read the first memoir penned by today's guest, I remember thinking, When I grow up, I want to write like this. I was underlining phrases and making notes in the margins, such was the beauty of the prose. But, even better, there was a searing honesty about her...

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Laurie Steed: The Short Way Around

Laurie Steed: The Short Way Around

‘It’s as if short stories are love letters from the perennially shy. It’s as though these stories are quiet whispers that somehow echoed out into the world. As my lifeline and release, they enable me to be and love, and never grasp too tight for my place in the world.’

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Rashida Murphy: Sesame, Lilies and Conquistadors

Rashida Murphy: Sesame, Lilies and Conquistadors

My guest in the attic this week is Rashida Murphy. Rashida is a Western Australian author whose writing I've admired since we first met at a writing course in 2012. At the time, we were both starting out and in throes of writing our début novels. Since then, our...

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Writers in the Attic: Michelle Johnston

Writers in the Attic: Michelle Johnston

I'm happy to say that Writers in the Attic is back for 2018! To ease the pressure on myself a little, I've decided it will be more of an occasional series, but I promise it will be just as interesting and varied! My dear writing friend, Michelle Johnston, is kicking...

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Louise Allan: Music, Always

Louise Allan: Music, Always

This is #65 in the series for Writers in the Attic and the final post for 2017. This series has been the most successful I've ever started on this blog, in terms of duration and readership. Each post has had well over 300 views and some over 2,000! It’s been an...

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Shahina Braganza: Converting Chaos Into Order

Shahina Braganza: Converting Chaos Into Order

Most of the guests who visit the attic are people I've met relatively recently, but today's guest and I first met many years ago in Hobart, Tasmania, when she was still a schoolgirl thinking of studying medicine and I was a much younger mum and doctor. We lost contact...

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