Grub Street

The Grub Street bookshop, located in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (one of Melbourne’s favourite inner northern suburbs) is one of those cosy local bookstores that you instantly fall in love with. Shelves packed high with second hand books, and the delicious smell of well-worn paper and ink in the air. You could go hog-wild in there …

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Paper Renaissance

I first stumbled across Kelly Campbell Berry’s literary artworks quite by wonderful accident, having been looking for an image to accompany an article I was writing about bringing written characters to life. I had fallen down the proverbial internet rabbit hole and somehow ended up in the land of book sculpture…

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Cut Off Your Hands

Somewhere over the rainbow, in the land of Oz, a jewellery maker works deep into the night creating the most amazing silver, shiny things. Yet it wasn’t always so, and it has only been in the last couple of years that Alana of Cut Off Your Hands Jewellery has made creating things from metal her life. Sounds pretty darn cool right?

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The lone Trumpateer

There’s nothing quite so sad as the mournful notes set within a broken trebling of someone trying to learn the trumpet. Nor so hilarious. Take today for example. I was sitting there, minding my own business, working on my next book and then suddenly I found myself beset on all sides by the opening credits of Open All Hours.

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9 tips for emerging wordsmiths

I’ve been writing books… well stories… OK trying to finish writing stories since I was nine years old. I’m now just shy of 42… I won’t say how shy, but that’s a nice round number. I also say trying to finish because I find the starting of the process the easiest part, the middle can be a bit of a muddle and getting all the way to the end… that’s the pickle really. 

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