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Author: Judy Hogan Writes
Kicking The Pews In Saint Marys Cathedral
Why do we laugh at the most inappropriate moments? She was kicking the end of the pews in St Marys Cathedral. The whole row of seats were moving on an angle they weren’t supposed to be facing, with me and a row of noisy tourists on top. I was laughing so much I couldn’t speak. … Continue reading Kicking The Pews In Saint Marys Cathedral
‘Jake and the Fat Man,’ and stalking ‘The Man in the Window’.
The hotel suite was beautiful, in the centre of Sydney, with a view, and nightly fireworks that shook the windows, and filled the air with smoke that refracted the street lights. Both beautiful and toxic. But there were too many channels on the tv that I couldn’t work. Eventually, I found ‘Jake and the Fat … Continue reading ‘Jake and the Fat Man,’ and stalking ‘The Man in the Window’.
Voices In My Head
Sometimes when I write I hear voices that tell me I can’t. They say: ‘Other writers are better than you.’ ‘They’ve already had stuff published.’ ‘They’ve got degrees/are journalists and know what they’re doing.’ These voices head hop from writer to writer, and not just unpublished writers, they jump from unpublished, to published, to mega … Continue reading Voices In My Head
‘Ghostee’ and finding your voice as a writer
To most of us, this may just look like graffiti, but I think it could also be someone trying to find their voice. I thought about this as I walked past it twelve times this morning, on my morning walk. I don’t like graffiti, but, these authors, and they are authors, are just trying to … Continue reading ‘Ghostee’ and finding your voice as a writer
That Old Lady
So, today I was referred to as “that old lady” by a man whose lunch I had just walked away with. His barramundi was in a brown paper bag, my chips were in a brown paper bag. They looked the same to the guy behind the counter. There was a kerfuffle, apparently, as I waited … Continue reading That Old Lady
We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto.
So, we moved. For practical reasons, it’s better for us to be in the city than the mountains. Do I miss the mountains? Of course. The peace, the trees, our garden. But you have to be realistic. When life throws you a curve ball, you’re sad, you grieve, then you grow. In the end, you’re … Continue reading We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto.
Staying Grounded as a Writer
Writer’s minds wander. That’s how we write. But sometimes we wander so far away, that we forget to eat; we forget to move; we forget what day, or time, it is. And we may even forget to pick the kids up from school (oops!). Although, we do remember to drink so much coffee that we … Continue reading Staying Grounded as a Writer