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  • Organising my Short Story Files

    The time has come to *shudder* organise my short story files. I’ve been writing short stories since I was about sixteen. Before I had ever even read an actual short story! Needless to say I have a lot of files. Countless short stories with countless drafts. Not to mention all the half-baked ideas where I […]

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  • Writing characters that can be adapted for the screen

    In a previous role I was lucky enough to meet with one of the CEOs of a pretty major animation studio. They were looking for children’s fiction with non-human protagonists who, rather than being children, were childlike. Think Shrek and Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey. As an aspiring writer I also know that the prevailing […]

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  • Writing on the Train

    If you use public transport to get to work each day, chances are you have a chunk of free time in which to write. When I was working full time in Sydney my commute was more than 2 hours each way. When people heard how long my commute was they always assumed it was a […]

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  • 2018 in Review

    I write this on the early train to Sydney. It’s my first day back at my new job, at a major publishing company, after Christmas. It’s the second of January 2019 and I already know this year is gonna rock my life like no other… But lets not get ahead of ourselves. This post is […]

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