Monthly Archives: July 2015


Photo supplied by Geoscience Australia. Yesterday afternoon I was at my writing desk in my house on the Gold Coast when I literally felt the earth move. My computer monitor shook and the house trembled. It was only for a … Continue reading

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You might be surprised to learn a blue moon really does happen once in a blue moon. You should head out tomorrow night, (Friday, 31 July AEST) and catch this rare event. In case you miss it tomorrow night, the … Continue reading

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Why We Kill

Originally posted on Ladies of Mystery:
by Janis Patterson It is not, as some of my friends have said, because I am an old grump who wants to do away with everyone who annoys me. Not all the time, at…

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Do You ever Wonder about Your Own Death?

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I’m on the Gold Coast at the moment. A week ago I left Sydney and headed north with the aim of finishing the novel I’ve been working on for the past 18 months. I was also hoping for warmer weather, … Continue reading

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Getting Your Research Wrong

Originally posted on Cogpunk Steamscribe:
I have come across this meme  in several places: Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter for starters. I had a little giggle at it, at first. But every time it popped up, I could not help but wonder…

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‘My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.’ Ernest Hemingway. I am often asked where my literary inspiration comes from. Anywhere, everywhere, from people I meet on … Continue reading

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The Marshall Plan® – Ten Vital Novel Writing Tips

The Marshall Plan® – Ten Vital Novel Writing Tips.

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Plants, Poisons, and Political Murder

Originally posted on The Crime Fiction Writer's Blog:
Russian millionaire businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy and Chinese billionaire Long Liyuan might have something in common. A pretty but deadly plant. The plant in question is Gelsemium. Long used as a homeopathic…

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