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Admirable Artists, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

Inaugural ArtsHub Review: “Love & Virtue”

"Love & Virtue" by Diana Reid A ripper of a novel, set in the university dorms of a Sydney university and covering topical issues around entitlement, sexual consent and ethical behaviour which have been rife in the Australian press over the last couple of years. If not a game-changer, then definitely a conversation-starter ... or… Continue reading Inaugural ArtsHub Review: “Love & Virtue”

Mindful Musings, Teaching Travails

Writing Tools

Professional people do a lot of professional development. Depending on the event it's often at a swanky hotel or function centre, with swanky food and a plethora of monogrammed notepaper and pens. Over the years I have built up a store of writing pads and writing implements from such events. Covid-19 lockdowns brought a sudden… Continue reading Writing Tools

Self Stretch

ArtsHub Reviews

ArtsHub I've found a new outlet to review for, which I'm absolutely loving! ArtsHub - the national one-stop-shop for everything arts in Australia - sends me amazing books which challenge my preconceptions, and I hone my first-draft-free-form-800+ words into a maximum of 600 words. I enjoy the challenge to be succinct and really pay attention… Continue reading ArtsHub Reviews

Mindful Musings

Press Pause – Audience Participation

Space-time management. Following on from my last post about time and space, this post invites audience participation. As you read the following sayings about time and space, consider how you personally arrange your time and space. We can … save time – by being quicker than expected with a task, or by finding a shortcut… Continue reading Press Pause – Audience Participation

Public Praise, Self Stretch

Critique of My Book: Readers’ Favorite

Readers' Favorite Readers' Favorite is a supportive writing environment, with a wealth of authorial resources: it does not post reviews of less than 4 stars, preferring to give individual feedback to the author rather than 'trash' their work in public. It was the first platform to do so. Erin Nicole Cochran's review of Journey into… Continue reading Critique of My Book: Readers’ Favorite

Mindful Musings

Press Pause

A song which encapsulates the concepts in this post. Sometimes my life feels so very busy that I can't seem to find the time to breathe, especially to inhale deeply in a way that rejuvenates me and resets my energy levels. Then I read this from Julia "Main Babe" Nusbaum, founder of HerStry, a vibrant… Continue reading Press Pause

Public Praise, Self Stretch

Edge of Humanity

The tremendous Edge of Humanity This fabulous website I feel lucky to have stumbled across: it's a generous offering of everything arty from all around the globe. It promotes authors and artists of every variety ... and there is so much to discover! It's easy to lose a few hours going down its enticing alleyways… Continue reading Edge of Humanity

Mindful Musings, Public Praise, Self Stretch

First Critique of My Book: Reedsy

Reedsy Discovery: a wonderful platform for readers and writers What does the world think of my book? It's a challenging thing to put one's own work out into the world - especially content as personal and autobiographical as mine. On one level there's the thinking that "these poems and artworks are me: my private thoughts,… Continue reading First Critique of My Book: Reedsy

Admirable Artists, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

Review: “Shackled Freedom”

"Shackled Freedom" by Dasan Ahanu I was asked by Rick Lite from Stress Free Book Marketing if I'd like to review this book. I relish books from outside my experience because that's how I learn about the world from other people's vantage points, those from other walks of life ... and as I'm not a… Continue reading Review: “Shackled Freedom”

Self Stretch

New Year = New Expansions

Podcast Power! As the world enters a new calendar year, my personal interactions with the world reach dizzying new heights: having run this blog now for over 100 blog posts it is expanding from visual-only to aural. Admittedly, I've been able to achieve this because it was handed to me on a platter: between my… Continue reading New Year = New Expansions