I’m loving Big Little Lies on iTunes/HBO and I really loved the book. Don’t you love it when the movie or TV show actually lives up to your expectation? This got me to thinking about the successes (and failures) of turning books into visual works, whether that is TV or movie. In my view TV shows are proving to be … Read More
Can a book set in the daggy central Queensland town of Rockhampton rise above its dull and dusty setting to be literary entertainment? Can the tried and tested plot device of a girl having a mid-youth crisis – no job, no man, no ring, no kids – at 32, be compelling? Let’s see, shall we?
The Scarlet Key is a suburban crime thriller set largely in Brisbane’s well-to-do northern suburbs, including Hamilton, Clayfield, New Farm, and Bowen Hills. The lead character, Seth VerBeek is a crusty investigative reporter for The Morning Post.
Lost your writing mojo? Been away from the keyboard too long? Here are a few tips that might help you get back into the groove.
How do you separate the subject matter from the enjoyment of a book? If writing is art (and I believe it is) then one of its most important roles is to challenge us, create discussion and drive change. And things can only change when we are uncomfortable. So books that make us uncomfortable – are they good? [WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS]
Are your reasons for not getting around to writing that book real reasons or are they excuses? Here are five things I learned about reasons and excuses after writing 35,000 words of my novel. (And a quick way to tell the difference!)
I’m a mother, a wife, a full-time worker, a friend. So I say “I’m too busy” a LOT. But this November I decided it was now or never – I wanted to win #NaNoWriMo. I needed to find time to write that didn’t mean giving up TV, sleeping, or Joe Biden memes.
Did you know the correct language when discussing a successful outcome in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is not: “I completed NaNoWriMo” or “I finished NaNoWriMo” but actually, “I won NaNoWriMo”.
If you’re an aspiring novelist, should you be wasting your creativity and “wordsmithing” on blogging? Are you blowing your precious time resources and more than that, your precious creativity, to build a blog audience?
We all have a favourite reading spot, but the Rose Main Reading Room is one of the world’s most beautiful reading spaces. It reopened this week after a two-year closure.