A Monologue – Of Memories

A Monologue – Of Memories

  My memory of Barry Humphries Barry Humphries has always inspired me. Better known to many all around the world as Dame Edna Everidge, it is the other talents of Humphries that I have most admired. Writer, actor and teller of tales. I wrote the following piece based on the style and my memory of a monologue I once heard him deliver in a one-man show many, many moons ago.  A Monologue – Of Memories As electric toasters go, it was a classic. All Australian mined metal and made by Aussies in blue overalls somewhere near Glebe probably. Weren’t they were the days? When Aussies made stuff for Aussies and played

February The Fifth by Derek Haines

February the Fifth by Derek Haines

Insanely imaginative … intensely insightful  … just plain fun … A young fool becomes king and quickly discovers he has some very nasty enemies. Particularly the ones who are shooting at him. In a remarkable turn of events, a young man with a lot definitely not going for him, somehow manages to come to terms with a startling reality. He has to grow up. Being handicapped by not only having rather nasty acne and an odd eye impediment, he also has to suffer the fact that his name is February. Or at best, Feb to his very limited number of friends. While not at all wishing to rush into this startling

Smitten By A Vampire

Smitten By A Vampire

It all started as a little joke. But then somehow it turned into a little story and then into a novella. So far removed from anything I had ever written before, and during the early drafts, I was advised by those close to me to drop the whole idea immediately. When the last draft was finished the advice changed from dropping the idea to advising me against publishing the crazy story at all. You must be joking was ringing in my ears. But I am nothing if not stubborn and I continued on with my vampire story. However, in my mind, I hadn’t really written a vampire story. Yes there’s

5 Great Reasons To Become A Writer

5 Great Reasons To Become A Writer

I want to be an author I have been asked a number of times recently if being a writer is a rewarding activity. Well, this got me thinking and I’ve decided to do what all good bloggers do. Make a five reason list. So let’s get right on with it. 1. Anonymity. Being a writer gives you the freedom to go anywhere you like without being recognised and swarmed by groupies and autograph hunters. I mean, what do Stephen King and JK Rowlings look like? I bet they don’t get bothered at the grocery store. 2. Poverty. Unless you are fortunate enough to be dead, very few writers actually make