Today I return to one of previous columns, thank you to Jenny for your comment. Paratalk or Torque is where I take a paragraph, mostly at random, and talk about it however I wish. Until I finish reading the book about Alan Turing this is the column I will write every ...

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And yes, it’s still the Alan Turing book. Last week I thought I had three weeks more to go, but I’m not sure I want to revise that time frame. I still think it’ll be three weeks, but three weeks from today. I’ve lost track of how many weeks I’ve ...

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I’m still reading the biography of Alan Turing, I may be a couple more weeks. Part of one of my tasks at the moment is to conduct an audit of my blog. I’ve been writing my blog here since April 2009, that’s a lot of writing and just like reading ...

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You’ve probably clicked in hoping for some fabulous list, you might be disappointed. I’m conducting an audit of my blog. It’s going to take some time as I’ve been writing for thirteen years. In the beginning I wrote every two or three days, then I increased it to every day ...

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I’m sure many of you can understand that. I’ve got a number of large, and long, projects on my To Do List. I think it’s probably too many, but I seem to actually have some kind of focus at the moment. This afternoon I managed to power my way through ...

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One thing that has been on my mind a lot of late is plagiarism. If I look I can find a number of examples of plagiarism but I’ll only give you one example because it’s fairly recent. John Hughes was nominated for the Miles Franklin award. At some stage it ...

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I don’t have a book to write about so I’m going to talk about my weekend. There is relevance to books. It was really busy and despite one good night’s sleep I’m looking forward to more sleep tonight. The two things I want to talk about are a play we ...

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I’ve found myself without a book to write about. It’s entirely my own fault. I could write negative reviews, but I really don’t want to do that so I have no book to write about. I received an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of a book by an author who’s written ...

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I still haven’t finished my book. Last week my brain was fried and I couldn’t find anything to write about. This week I’m that much closer to finishing my book. I’ll write about it next week whether I finish or not, I feel you’ve all been very patient. We managed ...

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I’m still reading that book of short stories, with just over 400 pages to go I will finish some time soon. But I figured it’s been a while since I looked at the publishing industry so I thought I’d look around and see what’s happening. There’s lots of new books ...

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I finally did a Click and Collect at the library the other day. Now that Melbourne is out of lockdown and vastly reducing our restrictions I’m finally borrowing a book from the library. It makes no sense to have left it so long until you see the state of my ...

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Tonight I’ll be showing off. Not that my writing is any good, because in this story it’s entirely the opposite. I currently have no books waiting for me to scribble words about them. I’m currently on page 532 of a book of short stories, there’s only 1,229 pages in this ...

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Well, the date was with my blog but I’m certainly late. I like to publish on a Monday and today is Tuesday. So I’m sitting here while the Prague Cello Quartet sits in a library somewhere and plays Roxanne by The Police and pretending to write something useful. I could ...

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I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to the Walker Books YA Preview night last week. It was very exciting, not quite as good as when I flew to Sydney for the Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum 2014 (NBBF14) but that’s because in 2014 it was in ...

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I had a teacher at uni who talked about many things including grammar but also how to read your own writing out loud. I’ve not forgotten the gist of her words and they came back to me tonight while watching a Port Fairy Literary Weekend Event. Port Fairy is a ...

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