Monthly Archives: September 2010

puppetry and robotics

I went and saw a very odd, whimsical little puppet show tonight. If rubber gloves full of water with tin-can heads having sex and/or eating each other can be called whimsical… It reminded me a lot of how I felt … Continue reading

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character building

A couple of posts ago I was thinking about narrative tension, and how as a reader we want the conflict/problem to be resolved, when actually it’s the fact that it’s not solved yet that keeps us reading. Well I just … Continue reading

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touch

I just watched part of a documentary about, you know, life the universe and everything. Also about how you never actually touch…anything. It explained that the reason you don’t fall through the ground to the earth’s core is that the … Continue reading

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what football, good writing and Sherlock Holmes have in common

I watched the last 20 minutes of the AFL grand final today. I’m not a huge sports person, but I was doing that mad thing people do when they watch sport, where they leap around and laugh in disbelief and … Continue reading

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life according to pigeon

just to prove that I don’t only read romance, here’s a passage from Austerlitz by W G Sebald. It filled me with a sudden, sharp melancholy – because,  I think, it is at once recognisable as the experience of being … Continue reading

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a really great rejection letter

Susannah Taylor from the Richard Henshaw Group just went right to the top of my desirable agents list. Her rejection letter left me feeling invigorated and inspired and like I might actually be able to do this. Quite a feat, … Continue reading

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intimacy

years ago a friend made a throwaway comment to me, that she thought having an orgasm was one of the loneliest moments in life. The book I just read made me think about this some more, because a very tender … Continue reading

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