• The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Ahhh The Great Gatsby, how I have avoided reading this book through all of my schooling, until now. Yup, I have gone eleven years of high school and university never having ever read the book. Sure, I watched the movie but never read the book. I just had heard from various friends that it was torture to get through and horrendous so I dragged my feet as I began to read it but soon I realised that it actually wasn’t as bad as many made it out to be. In fact, I liked it. Yup, you read that right. I liked the book. Even more so after hearing the lecture…

  • What Workshopping Has Done to Me

    Dreamers, I’ve fallen in love. I’m back at Uni and studying my little butt off (which is why I’m so quiet on here) and I fell in love with workshopping all over again. You see back in my Flinders days I was pretty cool with everyone telling me how good my writing was. It was a nice little ego boost, then when I was at Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly known as NMIT) I had my arse handed to me on a silver platter. I was too cocky. I took it to heart. I let it get the better of me. My piece was shredded before my eyes and I felt like…

  • Forever a Perpetual Student

    It’s true when people say that you never stop learning and never can stop learning, I’m taking it literally as well, because I’m a perpetual student. I’ve got some way exciting news. I leapt and enrolled into a Masters degree. I was hesitant because it wasn’t in my original plan when I enrolled into my Bachelor degree four years ago but mid way through it I knew I wanted to do it. It was both shocking and refreshing, the only thing? I didn’t know where I wanted to do it. There are so many choices out there and I knew that I didn’t want to go back and do it…

  • Writing Degrees and What I’ve Learned About Them

    My love affair with writing began when I discovered just how exciting reading was. Thanks to John Marsden and his Tomorrow When the War Began series I enjoyed immersing myself in a world that wasn’t my own. It was also around the time that I was coming out of the worst bullying year in my schooling life (at the time, it got much worse once high school hit) and it was my escape from all of that. Escape from the pain of people teasing me and making me hurt. So when I picked up a pen and let it run rampant on the lined pad of my dolphin notebook I…

  • Character Interview

    So I’m showing up with a snippet from the character interview that was a part of the course work that I had to do for my writing project. I had a lot of fun writing this. It supposed to be something that was meant to be done from one characters perspective, but it seemed like the gang just wouldn’t let that happen. So here is one of the questions from their interview. I’m not sure if I’ll actually put more up but I might. 13. A tear jerker is on. How do you react if alone? How do you react if with others? Lu: I cry, regardless of whether I’m…