Category Archives: Writer’s_life

Adelaide Writers’ Week

For both writers and readers, attending Adelaide Writers’ Week is a treat not to be missed.  For an Adelaide writer (like me), attending is pretty much obligatory.  As both Writers’ Week and I (me?) have been around in Adelaide since the sixties, … Continue reading

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Judgement Day

OK, so hardly of the biblical proportions of the above, but nevertheless significant (at least to me), I finally received my examiners’ reports back on my Masters Creative Writing thesis (some 7 weeks after having submitted it). Despite the somewhat … Continue reading

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I wish I’d said it

At the recent Nonfictionow 2012 Conference I attended in Melbourne, a well known American writer, David Shields, used this quotation in his presentation.  He was attempting to illustrate his purpose in writing his book “Reality Hunger:  A Manifesto”, a bestselling … Continue reading

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Wonderful Quotes about Writing

In trawling the web for an apt quotation about writing to include on my header, I found these others, which really sum it all up …. the masochism …. the thanklessness of the task ….the apparent futility … the pain … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved Annals of Annabelle

For those of you who followed the original Annals, this is the next stage of the journey of Annabelle, the aspiring writer, and will be more strongly focused on my struggles up the ladder of creativity, writing wise.  To date … Continue reading

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