Harnessing creativity at Conflux Writers Day

On Saturday I attended the inaugural Conflux Writers Day -- a day of short talks and workshops on various aspects of writing, held in Canberra. Organised by the Conflux team, headed up by Australian SF author Nicole Murphy, the Conflux Writers Day was also the prelude to the annual Aurealis Awards, which are Australia's premier … Continue reading Harnessing creativity at Conflux Writers Day

Dvorak and the bright, beautiful sunrise

It's hugely important to feed the muse, no matter the creative endeavour. And from now on -- at least for a little while -- I'm dedicating Wednesdays on this blog┬áto this purpose. Today's inspiration comes in the form of music. Specifically Dvorak's Symphony Number 9 -- From the New World. I love all kinds of … Continue reading Dvorak and the bright, beautiful sunrise

A timely reminder that creativity needs fuelling

Yesterday I took a walk with a friend in a local State Park called the You Yangs. The park comprises a series of about four modest granite peaks -- little more than hills, really -- surrounded by scrubby native Australian bush and grassland. Beyond, the land is relentlessly flat and cleared for farming, but within … Continue reading A timely reminder that creativity needs fuelling