Teena Raffa-Mulligan: A Writing Life

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...

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Gulara Vincent: Writing For Healing and Self-Discovery

Gulara Vincent: Writing For Healing and Self-Discovery

Despite all the downsides to the internet—its time-sucking capacity being one of them—it has made life easier—it's easier to shop, to find information, and it's easier to make friends.  (Brilliant segue coming up -->) One of these friends is Gulara Vincent. Gulara...

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Gill Kenny: A Letter To My Younger Self

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...

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Tabetha Rogers-Beggs: A Writing Whirlwind

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,...

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Joyce Mathers: Writing For Weddings

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...

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Shannon Meyerkort: Wearing Many Hats

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...

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Nadia L. King: Are My Boobs Guilty

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...

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Maureen Helen: On the Edge of Eighty

Maureen Helen: On the Edge of Eighty

Every week when I introduce the next writer in the attic, I say how excited I am to welcome them as my guest. It's probably starting to sound as if I'm just saying it because I must, but it's true. Every week I am excited—and...

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Monique Mulligan: On Self-Doubt and Perfectionism

Monique Mulligan: On Self-Doubt and Perfectionism

I'm excited to welcome my good friend, Monique Mulligan, into the attic today. Many of you already know Monique from our Midweek Moments, and you've seen her wonderful photography. Today you get to see another side of her as she shares...

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Robyn Mundy: Being a Travelling Writer

Robyn Mundy: Being a Travelling Writer

I have a special guest in the attic today, all the way from Norway where she's just returned from a voyage to the Arctic: Robyn Mundy. Robyn is the author of the novels Wildlight and The Nature of Ice, and is co-author of the young...

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Emily Paull: Being a Writer in Your Twenties

Emily Paull: Being a Writer in Your Twenties

This week, Emily Paull joins me in the attic. Emily is a writer, a blogger and a bookseller. In 2014, she was Young Writer in Residence at the KSP Writers Centre in the Perth Hills. Her work has appeared in Trove, METIOR, [Re]Sisters and Shibboleth and other stories,...

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Karen Cades: Getting Back in the (Writing) Saddle

Karen Cades: Getting Back in the (Writing) Saddle

I'm thrilled to greet my first international guest in the attic, my American friend, Karen Cades. We first 'met' in an online writing class back in 2010 and have kept in contact ever since—one of the upsides of social media. Karen started her writing journey...

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Jenn J McLeod: Embracing a Second Chance

Jenn J McLeod: Embracing a Second Chance

Today, I welcome author, Jenn J McLeod, into the attic. These days, Jenn lives the gypsy life in a fifth-wheeler caravan, her days spent writing heart-warming, small town fiction: tales of friendship, family and contemporary country life. House for all...

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