Allies in Creative Writing

Eliah blames the English teachers for killing the student’s muse, for making it difficult for them to write because they

Obstacles in Creative Writing

My friend Sarah and I ran a creative writing workshop out of a musty classroom in the Western suburbs. We

New and Dying Again: on first hearing FKA Twigs’ Cellophane

She has something new to offer. Can she be new again? I mean ‘new’ in the sense of reborn. ‘New’

Cashing in on Refugees

Hey Debby, it’s not cute to perpetuate stereotypes about other communities and capitalise on their experiences by opting to tell

Anzac Day Blues

Another Anzac Day comes on down the pipe. It always feels like the real Australia Day to me. As if

Untold? Or unseen and unheard?

Go-betweens like me, born to visibly different immigrant parents, are always being asked where we’re “really” from, and often wondering


The question of whose story it is to tell is one that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, especially

Art and Artifice

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories, and storytelling lately. I suppose I should — after all, I’m a writer. Aren’t

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