Writing memoir is an intensive process of self-examination, conducted for the most part in solitude. So winning the Affirm Press Mentorship, which included living with two editors for five days, was both exhilarating and terrifying. For weeks leading up to the residency I’ve been asking the same rhetorical questions: How do you live with the […]Read More Varuna Affirm Press Mentorship – Friday morning
Read me on wifi, I have many pictures. Yesterday the words were hard so I took the camera out into the gardens. After much thinking about how the parts combine to tell the whole, I came back inside and kicked many goals.Read More Varuna Affirm Press Mentorship – Thursday morning
You know how writing about yourself can be hard work? And how overthinking everything can lead to either tangled knots or brilliant insight?
Well, yeah. That just happened.Read More Varuna Affirm Press Mentorship – Wednesday morning
Last night I wrote on Facebook that the imposter syndrome is strong this time. It’s still strong. I recently read that ‘interesting article‘ by Luke Carman about the Australian creative industries. He makes some very big claims, including several aspersions the’Melbourne literati’. In a lecture by the provocateur, I asked the difficult questions. But now […]Read More Varuna Affirm Press Mentorship – Tuesday Morning