Ode to finishing a novel – March 2024

Here it is ready for the baptismal font a baby in the making for two whole captivating years of undying devotion and mind-numbing frustration. Of chasing crumbs of knowledge through wooded glens and falling down rabbit holes in search of shimmering nuggets to fill empty space and startle the defiant blinking cursor. Now the pages [...]

By | March 21st, 2024|A WRITERS LIFE, Inspiration, Poetry, Writing advice|0 Comments

Four classic novels that have illuminated the reading world.

There are books that we read that stay with us forever. Something within the pages grabs at us, hurtling us forwards into a new world where characters become friends, or enemies, where adventure crosses the line to the depths of tragedy and where we are left to question choices made, loves lost, won or denied [...]

By | April 24th, 2019|Book review, Poetry|0 Comments

OF Wattle and Daub Beginnings – The Great War

In state this new world Achilles, he of translucent glow rests, world weary: Oblivious to commanders. Those reticent masters of the bayonet charge, lauded yet by those similarly inclined. Ten miles beyond the sordid scope of battle, only Generals die in bed. Our Achilles, little known disparager of war, of wattle and daub beginnings. [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|A WRITERS LIFE, Inspiration, Opinion, Patriotism, Poetry|0 Comments

Book Giveaway-Entries close end July.

Most people will admit if asked that the last time they read poetry was at school. I grew up on the rhyming verse of bush poets such as Banjo Patterson quickly gravitating to Dante and Tennyson. I remain an avid fan of Phillip Larkin and admit to liking the work of Bryn Griffiths Sea Poems (Veritas 1988). However the [...]

By | July 6th, 2010|Poetry|0 Comments
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