Self as subject: the peculiar pickle of autobiographical higher degree research

Paper presented at the University of Newcastle Creative Arts Research Symposium, Newcastle, Australia, 9 June, 2016. I do not condone the use of memoir, surveillance, or any other discourse altering substances. Writing a memoir involves taking one’s life and smearing it onto the page. When you craft a memoir, it is inevitably a personal experience […]

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Varuna 2016 Day 6

This was my office this morning This was my office this afternoon Dinner last night: Sheila’s CoqAVin with trimmings. Dessert: Plums and pears stewed in red wine. We ate it too quick for pics. Sorry-not-sorry. Current word count: 62901 Number of chapters:  44– 23 full drafts and 9 that need new stuff and 12 that need to go from […]

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Varuna 2016 Day 5

This was my office today Dinner last night: Sheila’s spinach and feta pie, greek salad and bread. Dessert: not-quite Tiramisu Current word count: 58 075 Number of chapters: 25 – 19 full drafts and 6 that need new stuff. Holy crap balls, batdudes. Biggest achievement: Getting through a whole part in one morning. It might have been mostly […]

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