Masters | producing Tattoo

After having written an overview about the first year of my Master here, I wanted to go into more detail about the two books I worked on. The first was an anthology titled Tattoo and the second was a collection of works titled BSP Review: The Department of Noticing and Listening. This will be the…

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Masters | Year One

Now is a better time than any to reflect on my past year of postgraduate study. I’m back for year two doing a Master of Writing and Publishing at RMIT University. Having now dropped to part-time I’m currently a third of the way through my course. For some context, I studied an undergraduate Arts Degree for…

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Can a novel change you?

A little while ago I came across an interesting question: think of one book that has changed you as a person. I liked how open-ended it was. It could be answered simply or, taken to a place where a book helped to shape a person’s view. Initially I thought of Jenny Han’s The Summer I…

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The power of the author | Alice Sebold

Established author Alice Sebold has a way with words; her writing style is unique and captivating. You may know her work from The Lovely Bones (2006), a novel later adapted into a highly successful film (2009) by Director Peter Jackson. I remember watching the film for the first time – it gave me nightmares for…

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Exploring Torquay

  I hope you are all well! Today’s post is a hand full of photos from a recent family trip to Torquay, Victoria. Can I just say, how insane are the views?! It is a beautiful place with so much to explore, take photos of and enjoy. It is definitely a relaxing destination for a…

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Feeling under the weather & house sitting

I hope you are all well – long time no speak! I thought I would have a little chat about what I have been up to the past month. I am currently stuck in bed all day from the flu but luckily on the mend! Tomorrow will be the usual nine to five work for…

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Netflix: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season One | recently viewed

For many, Netflix brought us joy and excitement through A Series of Unfortunate Events in a refreshingly new way. If you enjoy exploring a fictional tale of action and adventure then you will love this. It was everything I was hoping for from a much loved novel series growing up. It has the perfect mixture of…

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Longing

Placing the desire into one sentence is difficult. Describing the feeling to crave it is a challenge. It is multi faceted: experience and time alter the urgency. Some days it presses down, closing me in, not letting me escape. Other times it is given barely a moments thought. What if I don’t want it? What if,…

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Time without you

We never spent enough time together. We were meant to have years creating memories with you. Taken away at an age where I didn’t understand what that meant, I kept being told to spend more time with you. We only had so long together so of course I shied away from it. It happened so…

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Lack of sleep

It has been hours, twenty to be exact, since sleep last came for them kindly. The concept of time is all but out the window. They haven’t bothered to trace their steps, or think over the last moments of being surrounded by civilisation. It is lonely down here. They feel apart from everything they are…

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