All about Adelaide

I visited the Vision Australia Radio studios in Kooyong on Tuesday morning to record my story ‘A Standard Night’ for the upcoming Cover to Cover special edition featuring work by Elwood Writers. The theme of the edition is ‘Adelaide’. I wrote ‘A Standard Night’ especially for the program. A friend asked me on Tuesday night what the story’s about. I hadn’t given much thought to describing it, but I told them it’s a fictionalised distillation of some of my Adelaide impressions and experiences. I immediately liked that description – it neatly sums the story up. The Elwood Writers Cover to … Continue reading All about Adelaide

‘How to Maintain a Thriving Writers Group’

I re-blogged a post from the Elwood Writers site yesterday, and the links in the preview of the original post got corrupted in the reblogging. I’ve no idea why. Maybe Elwood Writers could investigate. Anyway, I like a nice clean post so thought I’d try a different approach. Here goes: I’ve written the October guest post for the blog on Lee Kofman’s website. ‘How to Maintain a Thriving Writers Group’ is online now at The Writing Life. According to Elwood Writers, the post ‘offers practical tips to anyone thinking of starting a group, or for those who want to inject … Continue reading ‘How to Maintain a Thriving Writers Group’

Web Sights

The recent launch of the Elwood Writers anthology Every Second Tuesday has prompted me to remember and reflect on the early days of the group. We’ve covered a lot of ground in thirteen-and-a-half years of meeting. One of the things we discussed at length back in the day was the merits or otherwise of having a website. I remember how helpful it was to weigh up the pros and cons together. I browsed through my site’s archives last night and went to its very first blog post from 19 January 2013, almost eight years ago. ‘All over her face’ is … Continue reading Web Sights

Armistice Day

Originally posted on Elwood Writers:
In 2018, Elwood Writers was commissioned by Vision Australia Radio’s Tim McQueen to create the material for a special edition of the literary program Cover to Cover. The program was to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, and was broadcast then repeated on 9 and 11 November. Today marks 102 years since the signing of the armistice ending the First World War. For another chance to hear our Armistice Day Centenary stories, an audio file of the commemorative edition of Cover to Cover can be accessed here. The stories are also collected in a dedicated… Continue reading Armistice Day