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A course in uncommonplaces

I signed up for Catherine Ann Jones’ Way of Story online course. Partly as a pick-me-up because the writing for the last few months has been absent except for posts here, and seemingly endless job applications. If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Over the edge of the world

Farewell and vale Ursula Le Guin. Thank you for going down a left-handed path, and showing the likes of me a way. Even if I am late, and lost, and have not yet tapped all the stories stored in the … Continue reading

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Writing the dark side

In a writing group a member explained she had been criticised by a teacher for creative writing which featured a bleak theme. She was told no one reads dark stories. This is clearly wrong. I think her teacher meant “I … Continue reading

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Mystery is the reason for the season

I’m a big admirer of scientific discoveries. I collect data and evidence because they are reassuring and often useful in life and stories. Right now, the Geminid shower is taking place, but I can’t see anything.  It doesn’t matter.  Anyway, … Continue reading

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In deep

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus I am getting to understand that in the swimming pool, the volume of the water bears you up as much as it … Continue reading

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I wasted a day

I wasted my Saturday talking to friends and thinking about fear and the  future. It was wasted preparing for Sunday, when I helped sew my quilt. I wasted it wandering through a gallery looking at art. I dallied over my … Continue reading

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The zine scene

The State Library of Victoria is an architectural marvel of Melbourne, and a pretty inspiring ‘suppository of all knowledge’ to use an actual quote by a former Prime Minister. It also regularly stages exhibitions. A recent one featured zines. I … Continue reading

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