books · Writing, language

Lost in Translation

Ah English. Such a varied language. It’s no secret that I’m Australian, and hence write in Australian English, and thanks to living and working in Canada for 3 years, chuck a few Canadianisms in the mix for good measure. I’ve been living here for 3 years and only recently realised that all those times I’ve… Continue reading Lost in Translation

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books · Family · Writing, language

When you let your family read your fiction…

The problem with letting your family read your fiction is that they start trying to guess who all the characters “really are”! Dad, just because the mother in The Last Day on Earth drinks a lot of tea, doesn’t mean that the characters is based on, or even just Mum in disguise. I took the tea… Continue reading When you let your family read your fiction…