Welcome to my blog.
Here you will find a collection of my various writings. Some are bare ideas, sketches of scenes or characters, others are initial drafts with something beginning to resemble a plot or purpose, still others I hope are relatively polished pieces.
I have been writing for over a decade, but have only sought professional publication on a few rare occasions, and never (yet) successfully. I have studied writing (Hons BA from Monash with a Creative Writing thesis), joined writers’ communities (Writing Victoria, previously VWC), and subscribe to Aurealis and some online newsletters, but I feel the time has come to stop splashing in the shallows and wade in.
Of course this is only done with a certain trepidation, so this blog is that first tentative step.
I have written the manuscript for a novel. It’s a big one, and although I’ve declared it finished I can’t stop myself occasionally going back and trying to polish it some more. I’ll post excerpts here, but not the whole thing. I’ve started on a follow-up so I’ll keep you posted on progress.
I also write short stories, some in the same fictional setting as the novel, others of various genre or literary intent.
Perhaps though it’s better to let my writing speak for itself.
Thanks for visiting. Honest feedback and constructive criticisms are sought so please do comment and contribute. I hope you enjoy your time on my blog and the writing you read.