Category Archives: Thoughts

I’m a better person when I wake up early

Felt like I needed a tweak to my morning routine this year and have adapted the general philosophy of the 5am club, amending it…

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Some of my favourite book quotes of 2017

In no particular order, highlights from the last 12 months of reading. “‘Marie-Laure.’ His voice is low and soft, a piece of silk you…

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One of the few places left to be yourself is at a football game

Over the past two years I’ve had the chance to attend an AFL match every second week (or thereabouts) between April and August. During…

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Using lessons from charcoal drawing to burn through to your best work

Sticking to what you’re good at or comfortable with might yield short term success, but it can also lead to frustration and a lack…

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Ursula Le Guin on war as metaphor in fantasy fiction

It was more than twenty years ago that I first read Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, and in re-reading it this month I…

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I am not a writer after all

There is a magnetism passing between writers and books, once you determine yourself to be a ‘writer’. Each passing year, this magnetism draws millions…

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