Monthly Archives: August 2011

the biology of self-defeating thoughts

Here’s an epiphany I had last night that definitely turns me into a scientist or something: When I won the Valerie Parv Award last July, part of my prize was a critique from a senior Harlequin editor in New York, … Continue reading

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a tv-aholic watches the slush pile

The other day, with nothing better to do, I started watching a new show on iView called Valemont. Exactly 29 seconds later I stopped watching it. This is why: On the black screen, there is a mobile phone, and on … Continue reading

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#rwaus11

I cannot believe my luck. I was silly enough not to have taken that giant step into participation and bought myself a ticket to this year’s Romance Writers of Australia conference – but two days ago a free ticket fell … Continue reading

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what moves you?

special k and I went to see The Illusionist the other day – a wonderful/sad film, that made me more excited than ever to jet off to Scotland at the end of the month. If you’ve seen other Sylvain Chomet … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre the movie

Special k woke me at an ungodly (are gods sleeper-inners?) hour this morning, but it had a positive outcome. I was lying in bed reading at 8am, and checked the local movie times, as you do, and noticed an advance … Continue reading

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what you don’t say may be used to further your character (or is that too daggy?)

I’m preparing notes for my class talk this semester (on the mesmerising Dog Boy by Eva Hornung) and it made me realise that I never said anything good about Peter Temple’s Truth, which I struggled through last semester. I did … Continue reading

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some things about Mrs Gaskell, to start us off

Community service announcement: There Is No Last Chapter Of Wives And Daughters. I have been telling this to everyone I know, even people who have never heard of that great Victorian novelist of the everyday, because I reached page 648 (648!) … Continue reading

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