Plots and the power of thinking back to front

A few weeks ago I joined a Mini-Novel Writing course. I've always been an organic plotter- meaning I never really knew what was going on in my longer pieces of writing or where they would end up. Writing a novel was like a detective story, exciting to see what happens next and it was heaps… Continue reading Plots and the power of thinking back to front

A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

A while back I fell in love with Kelly Reiherich's collage artwork. I'd been following her since her 'meat' image, which I think works so well on so many levels, but this collage image of the hand holding the heart flower really inspired me. I wrote this story to go with it. It's called The… Continue reading A Zine for you on Winter’s Solstice (Southern Hemisphere): The Blood Bloom

Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

I've been working on rewriting some old fairy tales. I've written my own versions of The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and I'm working on a pretty twisted version of Snow White. This is the latest one I'm re-imagining: Jack and the Beanstalk. I just read this old Ladybird version and came up… Continue reading Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”