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The Falls, by Rachel Sanderson (short story)

They planned for weeks, in those few moments each day when they knew they would not be overheard. They tried to prepare for all possible dangers but the boy had not been one of them. The boy was chance, unforseen. … Continue reading

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Blue, by Victoria June Norton (short story)

I took the folder of treasured photographs from under my pillow. It was held together by a sticky rubber band which broke as I opened the pack. Examining them one at a time, I placed the photos face down on … Continue reading

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One Shandy Too Many, by Alison Stegert (short story)

Maybe I lost my mojo. I’d always thought I had a way with dogs: They loved me and I loved them. Then I met Shandy. She was a Lhasa Apso, one of those fluffy creatures with bulgy eyes and a … Continue reading

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Kylie Ladd Visits Melbourne Novel Writing Class

Kylie Ladd recently visited the Melbourne class of the Novel Manuscript Development Program. Kylie has two novels, After The Fall and Last Summer, published in Australia with Allen & Unwin, which have also been published in countries such as the … Continue reading

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How To Punctuate Speech and Thought in Your Writing

Many amateur fiction writers are uncertain how they should punctuate speech and thought in their writing. The following may clear up some of these uncertainties: Punctuation when attributing speech in writing Written speech tends to be marked by quotation marks … Continue reading

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How a Little Planning Can Help Focus Your Novel Manuscript

Many writers take on the task of writing a novel with little forward planning – especially for their first attempt. This often results in major problems for the writer. One of the most common problems is: The manuscript is meandering or … Continue reading

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Suspense Novella Short Courses (Syd, Melb, Bris)

The Australian Literature Review is running 6 week suspense novella writing courses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, starting at the end of March. Two groups will run in each city. Each course will comprise a 1hr45min session each week for six … Continue reading

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