First draft

29 January 2013 / 3 comments
So, just now I've completed a first draft of a new novel, and I'm feeling rather proud of myself. Of course, there is a lot of work to be done, and for me writing is far easier and enjoyable than the rewriting, but it's a fair start.

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Indie book a month - Things We Didn't See Coming

23 January 2013 / 2 comments
Things we didn't see coming Steven Amsterdam book review


Steven Amsterdam's Things We Didn't See Coming was published by Sleepers Publishing in Melbourne in 2009. Shortly afterwards, it was added to the VCE English reading list for senior high school students, securing a captive audience, and hopefully opening the eyes of a number of students who otherwise may never have read a book like this.

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Indie book a month - The Festival of Earthly Delights

9 January 2013 / 2 comments



I really wanted to love this book. The author looks likes a character from a lovable indie film, the title was engaging, the cover splashed with exotic intrigue and the blurb was promising. Call me superficial, but what really hooked me was the wide-eyed girl from Flight of the Conchords' quote saying that 'Boyd Darrow is as poetically drawn as J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield...'

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