September 8, 2012 in Dag

Hey you – are you talking to me?

Hope that got your attention. If not, well I guess you’re not reading this anyway, so it doesn’t matter.Today I’m going to be talking about talking. Or talking about dialogue to be more precise. Yes that’s right, I’m actually going to talk about writing for a change. Even I’ve had enough of all that complaining

September 1, 2012 in Dag

Happy birthday to the Indie Exchange – September Social Smash

This month I’m excited to be part of a special event. A year ago, a great friend, Donna Brown, established an event called Adopt an Indie. It was a terrific event and I was privileged to be able to take part in it. Over the following year, this evolved into a really great and supportive

August 26, 2012 in Dag

How to be a cynical optimist

I’ve decided that I’m a cynical optimist. I’m not totally sure what that means, but then again, I’m never quite sure what anything much means. What I can say for sure is that at various times, I have been accused of being overly cynical. I’ve never agreed with this assessment. I don’t think I’m overly

August 19, 2012 in Dag

29 Days of Fantasy – a great anthology for a great cause

Back in February, I was excited to be involved in a really great online event. 29 Days of Fantasy was organised by Thomas A. Knight and involved a whole bunch of posts by a range of authors covering just about every aspect of fantasy you could possibly think of. There were posts about how to

August 11, 2012 in Dag

Sunshine on a rainy day – or is that rainshine on a sunny day

I’m in one of those moods today. I can’t figure out why. I can’t even figure out what. Maybe it’s just the weather. It’s what we would describe as “a typical Melbourne day”. One minute, the sun is up. The next minute it’s cloudy. The next minute, the sun is up again. The next minute,