April 22, 2012 in Dag

Twas brillig and the slithy toves – adapted with love

A couple of weeks ago, I had a bit of a rant about film-makers not respecting the original text when they adapted literary works, with a particular emphasis on Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. I’m pleased to say that today I’m able to offer a completely opposite perspective. And once again, good old

April 15, 2012 in Dag

A musical interlude – 5 great songs about Melbourne

Today I thought I might change the mood a bit here at Dag-Lit Central. Take a bit of a break from talking about writing, and talk a bit about music instead. After all, music is a massive inspiration to me, both in my writing and in my life in general. One of the great things

April 11, 2012 in Dag

How to find your voice – guest post by Barbara G. Tarn

Now that the Doodling/Flidderbugs tour is over and Magnus Opum is out, I once again have space for guests here at Dag-Lit Central. So I’m pleased to announce a visit from Barbara G. Tarn, who’ll be talking about how to find your voice. So, over to Barbara. How to find your voice I have always

April 8, 2012 in Dag

Respect the text – a good old rant

It’s been a while, so today it’s time for a good old rant. And I’m risking finding a bunch of people who are likely to disagree with me on this. So be it… I saw the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland a couple of weeks ago. And it left me kind of annoyed.

April 2, 2012 in Dag

An epic tale about a very little person in a very big world

Well, it took a bit longer than I originally hoped. I guess it serves me right for attempting to publish a book on April Fool’s Day. But after getting a serious run-around from Amazon, I’m really excited to announce the release of my first novel, Magnus Opum. So what exactly is Magnus Opum? It’s the