Glittering lights

Raw Blue has the glitter skin, but it was only as I looked at the previous post I realised Night Beach has the glittering lights. Huh. Funny how you find patterns. It’s a recurring thing through the story. What do you call that? Motif? At seventeen, I’m in‑between. Staring at the carnival from a distance. Not sure if I want to go forward and

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Carpe noctem

(Photo used with permission) This is why I love the internet – happy accidents. I was doing a search on carpe noctem, (which means ‘seize the night’, a play on carpe diem), and I came across We Are Sleeping Giants – the project site for a series of photographs by Canadian photographer Brooks Reynolds about summer nights, youth, and that moment just before something

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The Handmaid’s Tale

Hey, I just found this article in The Guardian where Margaret Atwood talks about the writing of The Handmaid’s Tale. This book had a huge impact on me – the set up, the story, the way it was honed to the bone, how she made Scrabble a sensual experience … OH – and the twist near the end … The bonus in the article were

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Wall of Hands

Hey the Wall of Hands is in its last few weeks – it’s a program run by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation which aims to teach people in marginalised communities how to read and write. At the moment they’ve raised $174,502 and they are hoping to reach $300,000. So if it’s something you’d like to contribute to, go and put your palm

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Perfect day

The sun is shining, my new board is made of awesome (Psillakis – handshaper and highly recommended in case you’re in Australia and in the market for a new board). I’ve just been for a surf and there’s swell. From the wrong direction, and a little lumpy, but there was still the occasional fast runner, and with only five other people out, WHO CARES??? Fun,

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Okay, so this is a radio station

Not a blog. And after this, I will, you know, DISCIPLINE myself. But I finished the edit for Night Beach today. And I haven’t felt like this since Raw Blue. Like I’ve just had the most awesome, intense relationship, but now it’s finished, we’ve broken up, and I’m happy that I had the experience, but I’m sad, too, because it’s over, it’s not

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About to read …

Light Boxes by Shane Jones. It had me at the cover. But then, I found the trailer for its German release. And because we’re on some kind of trailer theme around here …  

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And for a laugh …

I found this courtesy of the We Love YA post mentioned previously. Check it out – it’s the trailer for Brad Meltzer’s new book and it’s very funny …  

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