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For those who feel the loneliness of the desk …

A guest post by Debra Eckerling Most writers would agree: it’s a lonely profession. If you’re lucky, you get to spend lots of time behind the computer writing articles, prose, books, screenplays, etc. The drawback: you spend lots of time … Continue reading

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Week 2: Who can speak?

With the second week we began the block of the course that focused on ‘Narrator: Self, Other and Character’. This section drew from the first part of Kim Scott’s novel That Deadman Dance (p. 7-63). In the lecture I walked … Continue reading

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Beginnings

It is a curious exercise preparing material that will make creative writing students question their own biases and knowledges without paralysing them in terms of their own writing at the same time. A subject like ‘Writing across Borders’ could still … Continue reading

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Week 1: What is the border?

In week 1 of the class we began discussing what borders are, but specifically what borders we might cross in our writing: race, gender, class, age, disability, sexuality, ethnicity – ‘all the things’, as one of my students put it. … Continue reading

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And now teaching

This semester I am teaching a creative writing course at the University of Wollongong (UOW) that I am really excited about. I’ve taught a number of other courses at UOW over the last few years and many that I have … Continue reading

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Lately

It’s been many months since I posted a blog. I could say ‘I’ve been so busy’ but I really hate it when people say ‘I’ve been so busy’ because ultimately, we are all busy all the time. The competition over who … Continue reading

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Re-Writing and July Publications

Diving back into a manuscript that hasn’t felt the sun for over a year is an unnerving and surprising endeavour. I had written and re-written a manuscript of my experiences in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2008. It was much liked … Continue reading

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