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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 20, 2019

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The art or writing

The art or writing

A Book of Your Own: Masterclass on Writing From Life with Kristna Olsson

August 14, 2014 |

 The Queensland Writers Centre is offering a special masterclass session this Sunday with award-winning writer and journalist, Kristina Olsson.

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Young Adult Authors Worth Reading

July 15, 2014 |

It’s winter which means you’re rugged up in bed or on the couch trying to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Read More

Book Review: Half Bad

May 20, 2014 |

Imagine: you’re the youngest in a family of four, living with your gran because your father is so terribly horrible that people fear him, and your mother didn’t want to be your mother anymore. Read More

Book Review: Veronica Mars, The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

May 11, 2014 |

Years passed by while avid fans of the Veronica Mars television series waited for closure to season three, or the continuation of season four’s half-filmed pilot episode. While the film offered answers to many of the questions, some were still unanswered. Until now.

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Book Review: Fangirl

May 6, 2014 |

After spending their entire lives living the in the same room, going to the same parties and sharing each other’s clothes, identical twins Cath and Wren (Catherine, get it?!) go to college living in separate dorms. Read More

Book Review: The Circle

April 29, 2014 |

There is a huge amount of technology that has successfully intertwined itself within our lives; Facebook and Google to name a few. Dave Egger’s recent novel, The Circle, draws upon this and builds a world with complete openness and sharing. Read More

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

April 20, 2014 |

Markus Zusak warned every reader with his noticeable critique stating: “You laugh, you cry, you come back for more.” Read More

‘RINSE’: Thursday’s on the Rooftop at Limes.

April 17, 2014 |

The weather is cooler, days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer which makes Thursday evenings out on the town even more appealing with the new, weekly event at Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar – ‘RINSE.’

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Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half

April 7, 2014 |

Internet memes may draw attention into someone’s unique talents, such as the overly attached girlfriend and her remarkable parody of Justin Beiber’s Boyfriend, or “ALL THE THINGS” and Allie Brosh’s amazing online blog and equally amazing ‘self help’ book. Read More

The perks of being a film critic

April 1, 2014 |

From the thrill of opening the email invitation from Warner Bros PR company to the free drinks served in Gold Class, being invited to a media film premiere/preview meets any preconceived high expectations I had.

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Stuart Glover awarded the 2013 Johnno Award

December 15, 2013 |

Last Thursday saw Brisbane Writers Festival founder and Queensland Literary Award Chair, Stuart Glover, take out the award for the 2013 Johnno Award for outstanding contributions Queensland’s writing community.   Read More

Review: NaNoWriMo local write in

November 13, 2013 |

Everyone is currently participating in a word sprint with keyboard taps echoing around the Coffee Club. Read More

Please, books are by no means ‘dead’

November 6, 2013 |

With the ongoing bankruptcy claim by Boarders Bookstores, the joining of two of the worlds largest English- language publishers, Penguin and Random House, and the continue decline in global book sales, year after year – it has become no secret that books are suffering under the thumb of societies increasing digital dependency.

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10 Tips for NaNoWriMo

November 2, 2013 |

Since 2009 I have constantly tried my hand at NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month.

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