Noeline Kyle on Writing Family History

The chronicler of family stories begins the writing and publishing journey with many years of research. I have found that research of many diverse records has been important for writing a memoir of my own childhood: some of the most interesting and useful are school...

Mugshots by Barry Oakley

Author Barry Oakley’s memoir Mugshots takes the reader on a journey through his life, from his childhood at the Christian Brothers in 1938 to uncertain career paths that aren’t quiet right for him. But among the jobs he lands and doesn’t enjoy or prosper at (although...

Twenty Forty-Eight by Richard Lawrence

Twenty Forty-Eight is marketed as a satire on George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (although it can be understood even without having read the latter).  It loosely follows Orwell’s plot but in a different setting:  a futuristic world controlled by global...

Not Writing About Sex by Krissy Kneen

This is an extract from a piece that originally appeared in the Emerging Writers’ Festival book.   My friend, Chris, insists that when I write about sex I am never writing about sex. This seems ridiculous. I have spent over a year and a half writing a short true...