You’ll find me in the attic – Louise Allan’s ‘Writers in the Attic’

There’s this wonderful FB page, Binder Full of Australian Women Writers that I am a member of, and in January, the lovely Louise Allan put a call out for writers to reflect on their writing practice. I decided to put my hand up (fingers to keyboard might be a better term) and took a trip through how my creative writing practice began, stalled (read – was non existent), reemerged at a time that it was better than hours of therapy and how since 1998 I haven’t stopped writing creatively.

The reflection has also been instructive in helping me to set writing goals for 2017 including the WIP, but also a couple of side projects that are percolating. It’s also promoted me to finally get that FB author page sorted. It will be up soon!

Thanks again Louise for this wonderful opportunity. You can read the post here

Image credit: TruPics

Also, the good people at BookPod still have some copies of The Only Constant available for sale. Click here to buy

From the cover: ‘She has a rare skill of conveying a story with a simple and beautiful economy of words.’ Alice Pung

Back cover:
‘Dorothy quietly nods and picks up every word into each powder blue stitch so that by the time the bus pulls into Mudgee where her son-in-law is waiting to take her the rest of the way to Rylstone, the level of Angela’s reservoir of grief is lowered. There is space for air.’

Heading back to her parents after her first home is flooded in the 2011 Brisbane disaster, Angela finds an unexpected source of comfort; while in another place and time, twelve year old Katie deals with the consequence of an event the   year before at the local show.

In everyday settings including an office, a bookshop and a farm ravaged by drought, the characters in these eight stories have to find their own way of coping with change.

With stunning illustrations by Suzanne Hicks, The Only Constant is a new collection from a gifted storyteller.

Read an extract from Blue Butterfly

You can also download the PDF of  The Basket and The Briefcase


About Robyne Young

Writer, creative writing teacher, editor, columnist. Literary lover. Short story collections, The Only Constant and The Basket and the Briefcase available via website.
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