Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chapter 3…

I don’t think anyone’s hanging out for RB Chapter 3 more than me at the moment. I’m feeling under the pump this week – too much on. I wanted to have it out by now but I’ve had too many distractions and what I’ve written so far is incomplete and I’m not happy with it. But rest assured, I have not lost interest in the slightest. I don’t want to give excuses, just an update. My next post will be the announcement that Chapter 3 is up and ready to read!

Revenue Protection or Absurdity?

Melbourne’s public transport system can be a dangerous place. And I’m not talking about being beaten up for making eye contact with the wrong thug. I’m talking about your choice of ticket and the possible ramifications of making extra donations to the state government coffers. The thugs in Melbourne aren’t really that bad. Continue reading

To Swear or Not to Swear? That is the F—ing Question

When is it okay to swear in your fiction? When should you sanitise the language and when should you just avoid it altogether? This largely depends on your audience, of course, but are there some situations that justify it more than others? Should it be limited to character dialog or are you free to sprinkle the occasional cuss word throughout the narrative? Continue reading

Rochelle’s Briefcase – Chapter 2

Greetings Fiction Fans!

Thanks to all who voted on Chapter 1. You chose to have the girls abandon the briefcase and run. Rochelle’s Briefcase, Chapter 2 is now up on Story Time. Find out what happens when they try to leave.

There is a twist for you this time. Two threads, two questions to vote on! Enjoy!

Reading Widely

I once attended the presentation ceremony of a writing competition I didn’t win and had a good chat to the judge, Archie Fusillo about my story which I’m happy to say he actually remembered reading amongst the 800-odd entries. Apparently, despite not winning, or getting a place… or a commendation… it still made the final cut of twelve. Top 12 of 800. And he remembered reading it! Happy! Continue reading

Story Time: My first Chapter

Whoo-hoo! I just posted the first chapter of my Story Time serial.

Have you ever wondered what you would do if a complete stranger asked you to mind something for them for a while? Maybe it doesn’t take much wondering. You’d probably politely refuse, right? But what if they left you no choice?

Rochelle Summers is a confident, yet slightly vulnerable young woman who is about to find out what it’s like to not have that choice. Come along on the first instalment of her ride into uncertainty, and help decide her fate as you go…