The same bus

With apologies to Iain Broome at Index Card Shorts – I haven’t used an index card and my pen may not be fat enough. But I did make something up today.

Index Card Shorts

An Index Card Short can be anything you want it to be. An entire story. A play on words. An event or scene. They are snapshots of something or nothing. Whatever you want. A finished work or just the beginning. There are three rules. One index card. One fat pen. Don’t write small. via Index […]

Private Library

Want. Private Library from David Vegezzi on Vimeo. (via The Random Post)

Perhaps the words I need to hear…

But if you want to be a writer, than be a writer, for god’s sake. It’s not that hard, and it doesn’t require that much effort on a day to day basis. Find the time or make the time. Sit down, shut up and put your words together. Work at it and keep working at it. […]

Wildflowers wordle

I decided to plug the text of the novel I am pretending to write into wordle, a tool that produces a word cloud making the most frequently appearing words bigger. Here is my novel in progress: I don’t claim to know much about writing, but I wonder if this might be a slightly useful editing tool. […]


I recently posted about my decision to skip NaNoWriMo this year and embark on a modified version, National Novel Finishing Month instead. In short, instead of trying to write a new 50,000 word project, I will try to make a good chunk of progress toward finishing an existing project. I’ll also be setting a lower […]

The thing I will regret

Some years ago a friend got his motorcycle licence. He explained one of his motivations for going out and getting it done, “If I got to be 90 years old and hadn’t got a motorbike licence, I knew I’d regret it.” I have this crazy idea that I’d like to write a novel. Sure I’d […]


It has always seemed to me that a large proportion of librarians really want to be writers. Actually, let’s face it, a large proportion of non-librarians really want to be writers. The sad fact is however, that the vast majority of these would be literary greats never even get around to starting their masterpiece. That’s […]

A little bit of this & a little bit of that

I have a guest post up at Blurb it, a blog run by the Gold Coast City Library. It lists some of my favourite books of recent times and will be followed soon by a post of books I am looking forward to reading this year. For book lovers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Vetti has […]