Category Archives: Storytellers

Of sociopaths and writers


I have never fantasised about taking a machete and filleting someone. The idea does more than turn my stomach, it makes my soul shudder. But as a writer I must be able to see beyond my own natural instincts and … Continue reading

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A bold statement of what we know


Lately I’ve been thinking about myths and legends, which have generally been regarded as fables designed to teach – or worse, instill fear in children to keep them safe –  as more than moralistic messages. I’m not talking so much … Continue reading

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He’s only 83


He’s one of televisions favourite personalities.  He’s natural histories best advocate, an educator of millions, nature’s champion, diversities hero. He goes to bed at 11.30 pm no matter where he is and ignores jet lag for the opportunity to see wildlife. He’s … Continue reading

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An idea


I studied racism and prejudice at university, I sign petitions, donate money, go to multicultural fesitvals, enjoy diversity and have even donated time to the cause of eliminating prejudice, but it’s not enough. I want to do more. At this … Continue reading

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Me you us them


This week I have been really bothered by the article I read (”Muwi muwi-nyhin, binung goonji: boastful talk and broken ears” by Melissa Lucashenko, in Writing Queensland, Vol 186, Jul 2009) about writing about cultures that are not your own. I … Continue reading

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