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Travel Writing

I’ve never been overly interested in travel writing, but since studying travel writing at university, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to it. It’s especially interesting to see how techniques of travel writing overlap with other genres, and how to set them apart. For instance, travel writing in first person could be mistaken for a memoir, […]

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Writing

The Treatment of Words

I think we do not always treat words as we should. We fling them around and fill silences for the sake of it. We add and subtract as though what we’ve said can be taken back or redeemed. We don’t always think before we speak and we listen to respond, not to understand. Sometimes, anyway. […]

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Writing

What Leads Us to the Horizon

I’ve been thinking so much about my future lately, with my head down as I march towards the next thing. But today I was reminded of what has brought me to this time. At the end of 2017, I moved back home after living in Sydney for two years. I’ve never regretted this decision, despite […]

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Cheesy Words

The cheese on my toasted sandwich hasn’t completely melted, which sounds like a first world problem because it is one. I’m taking a lunch break – in between two lectures – because no matter how busy I am I do not forget to eat. (Seriously, how do people do that? If anything I eat more […]

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Reading

Wuthering Heights (is my life now)

It’s July, which means Camp NaNoWriMo has rolled around once more. (You can find my April 2019 experience here.) Normally I would love the opportunity to work on a writing project, but instead of participating I’ll be reading my way through Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Yes, now is the time. With lectures starting on […]

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Reading

Return of Wuthering Heights

In preparation for starting university next month, I’ve bought the prescribed books for my unit on literature and society. God must have a sense of humour, because one of those mandatory bad boys is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. For those familiar with this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to read that book […]

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Jesus

Comfort and Change

My laundry is tumbling away in the washing machine and I’m eating some vegemite toast. I’ve just finished writing a book review for a zine my friend and I sell on Etsy and I’m about to make myself the second cup of tea for the day. Going by this, it should be a good day. […]

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Writing

The End of Autumn

Today was the most beautiful clear day, lulling me into thinking winter won’t be thaaat bad. But I was sitting in the sun, and now I’m back home and it’s chilly so I’m drinking a delicious vanilla chai which will warm me inside out. Winter will be the beginning of numerous things, like my sister […]

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Writing

Big Little Life Thoughts

There comes a time when we have to stop and think about where we are. What we’re building, what we’re giving to, what we’re running towards. I’ve been building my writing, giving to this blog. I found out yesterday that a magazine will be publishing one of my short stories, which is my second publication […]