How to seduce your reader and find your voice

Let’s face it, we can’t all wait around for a book deal or an agent to come knocking on our door. That’s why I love it when writers take the initiative and make things happen. Eda Utku asked if she could share her latest competition on my blog and I thought, ‘why the heck not?!’ [...]

The one thing every dog needs

The one thing every dog needs

So I recently wrote this article for Flying Solo about how important it is to have a furry companion when you’re working alone. My lovely Dad (Mr. Toon to you) then wrote this skit piece just for fun, but it was so good I felt I had to publish it. Take it away, Pa Toon. [...]

Wobbly Jim: What next?

Wobbly Jim: What next?

So, we did it. We raised $8305 in 14 days via Pozible and our project is officially going ahead. We now have 45 or so days left to see if we can add to our total. Any extra money we raise will be used to convert Wobbly Jim into an eBook so we can sell [...]

Is swearing good for you?

Is swearing good for you?

Have you ever noticed how much the people around you swear? Wherever I go I hear people joyously communicating through a storm of colourful language. As a non-swearer myself (most of the time), I find it somewhat unnerving, but after a little bit of reading I’ve found that saying ‘bad’ words might be good for [...]

COMA SUTRA IN SHORT AND SWEET FINALS

COMA SUTRA IN SHORT AND SWEET FINALS

I found out yesterday that my 10-minute play, ‘Coma Sutra’, won its week to make it into the ‘Short and Sweet’ finals in Sydney. It won first place with the judges and came third in the People’s choice vote. My good pal Nick Bolton also scooped 3rd for Mr. Pissed, which was one of my [...]

Isn’t time you went guerilla?

Isn’t time you went guerilla?

I’ve never been much of a team player and the idea of getting ‘involved in the community’ brings me out in an itchy rash. In fact, the word ‘community’ conjures up images of hippies weaving their own underwear or growing rhubarb: it’s just not for me. There are those who like to join in and [...]

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