Monthly Archives: January 2012

Always happy on a boat

This beautiful brigantine is the Soren Larsen (not to be confused with the Danish footballer of the same name). I was privileged to go for a sail on her just before Christmas, and fell head-over-heels in love. If you think … Continue reading

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Notions of Home

In her novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Danielle Wood explores the Australian sense of rootlessness. Essie, the protagonist, is a Tasmanian living in Western Australia. On a visit to Scotland, she encounters Walter Scott’s verse engaved on an … Continue reading

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A new blog

Happy new year, everyone! I don’t have many new year’s “revolutions” for 2012, except to blog more diligently. With that in mind, I’ve started a new blog dedicated to the craft of writing fiction. Imaginatively, it’s called “fictioncraft”, and you … Continue reading

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