Using Recipes for World Building

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I have a love of the 1940s through to 1970s (I blame my late Mother for this – too many MGM musicals when I was young and impressionable). My historical fiction is set in this

Is Creativity Intelligence Having Fun?

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It’s been nice to be able be going to Byron Bay and Tweed Heads recently (I’m doing a structural editing course with Laurel Cohn through the Byron Writers Festival.  The three hour drives (plus the

Chattering at the Library

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I frequently visit the State Library of Queensland for research and inspiration (plus the bookshop is excellent). This piece was written on a rainy morning while I waited for an event at the Gallery of

Beauty and the Grotesque

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Voluptuous conjures up the image of Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigidia. Marcel Proust in In Search of Lost Time added intelligence to voluptuous and created the phrase “voluptuous intelligence”. Since the moment I