• Writing on Hay Bales

    Firstly I should mention that, yes, I do suck for not seeing out Blog Every Day April (BEDA). I blogged right up until April 28 and then I could blog no more. Like a marathon runner who gets to the finish line ribbon, looks at it for a while and then sits down for a […]

  • BEDA #27: To Press

    The Greatest Blogger in the World went to press yesterday. Nothing will stop it now. Fate, destiny, something else, yada yada, etc. And to really kick home the subtle ‘journey’ theme of this blog post, here’s the first notes I made about the book, late in 2007.

  • BEDA #25 & 26: The Womb Jacket

    So I officially suck at BEDA (Blog Every Day April). Blogging every day is hard work especially when the world offers distractions like french toast, Fleetwood Mac and Hannah Montana. Plus the Melbourne weather decided to cut to the chase this weekend and sent us headlong into Winter. Which meant it was time to get […]

  • BEDA #24: EWF with Anthony Eaton

    Now that the Emerging Writers’ Festival program for 2009 has been announced I can let y’all know that I’ll be partaking in a EWF session with YA author Anthony Eaton: Into White Silence – Young adult fiction Sunday 31st May 11am to 12pm Written after a residency in Antarctica, Anthony Eaton’s book combines historical events […]

  • BEDA #22: What we lose in a pile of hard rubbish

    It’s hard rubbish collection time in our street. Here’s the crapola we managed to throw away. But all is not always as it seems on hard rubbish piles. For example, there were a few items on our pile that were hidden from my camera lens. I can’t help but get emotional around hard rubbish collection […]

  • BEDA #21: ‘Brainstorming’

    It has started again. This week I have kicked into gear making notes, drawing up plans and ‘brainstorming’ ideas for book number next. I put ‘brainstorming’ into quote marks because whenever I try to ‘brainstorm’ all I can think about is a flurry of brains raining down from the sky and how it’s really not […]

  • BEDA #18 & 19: Frying Oil

    So despite thinking that blogging every day of April would be a fun and easy thing to do, turn’s out, it is not. I didn’t blog yesterday and I don’t have two posts in my head today to make up for it. But that’s not to say I’ve got nothing left to say. And I […]

  • BEDA #12: Andrew McDonald the Musician

    I have come across another interview with someone called Andrew McDonald who is not me. This time the namesake in question is Australian acoustic muso Andrew McDonald. That’s him below. The interview appeared in the November issue of a Singaporean gaming magazine called Playworks last year. Much like the last time this happened I have […]

  • BEDA #6: Shoes in the Sky

    When I was out riding my bike yesterday I came across this sight: Not that I believe the old myth that says a pair of shoes flung over powerlines indicates the residence of drug dealers but there sure are a lot of shoes up there. Should someone call the Feds?