How to write an interesting sex scene

How to write an interesting sex scene

Every sex scene needs a purpose. Unless you’re writing actual erotica, a form of literary pornography, its purpose cannot be titillation alone. Whether your genre is Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Murder Mystery, there may come a point where your characters end up in an intimate situation. This is very challenging for many writers, and very easy to get …

Waratahs bloom in Australian haiku

Waratahs bloom in Australian haiku

Written by Australian poets in ordinary language, the following “one-breath” poems bring to mind an observation by Sydney poet David Terelinck: 'Haiku is a journey along a road lined with small windows. Each time we pause to peer into one of these, we are astounded by the beauty and depth of the vista behind them.'

Writing of the Week – The art of reading to loved ones

Writing of the Week – The art of reading to loved ones

The art of reading to loved ones is a rare gem. Once a common activity shared among family members sitting in easy chairs in the lounge room, or an intimacy shared by lovers, increasingly these days people don't share their love of words or stories, but, rather, stare at a screen in individually isolated pleasure.