March 4, 2015



One day when I was four or five I was at some sort of party. The party wasn’t to do with me, so I don’t remember what it was about. I was grumpy about something, probably just that I had to leave the commune.

First Aid

February 11, 2015


healing skin balm square

Last week was the third time I’ve burned myself rather seriously. This time I was stirring coffee grounds into a plungerful of boiling water and, with the spoon, punched straight through the glass.

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Social Media Narcissism?

October 3, 2014



There's a lot of chatter about how social media brings out the narcissist in us all, without any acknowledgement that narcissism is a serious personality disorder/mental health condition that has a great track record of destroying the lives of the person with it and everyone close to them.

MWF: the Mid-List Authors Soirée

August 28, 2014


paddy and mel

Last Saturday, Melbourne writer Mel Campbell hosted an event of her creation, the Mid-List Author Soiree, at MWF. It was built around Mel wanting to bring together writers like she is: people who write for a living but aren’t blockbuster successes. Or, in other words, almost all working writers.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is here

August 22, 2014



The Melbourne Writers Festival Hub this is Optic Kitchen and Bar at Federation Square. As of today it’s decked out in MWF 2014’s gorgeous vibrant-without-jarring yellow banners and flags and posters and custom cut booth covers. Kudos to whoever came up with the booth covers. They look awesome. I’ve spent a lot of time at […]

Posted in: Festivals, Melbourne


July 8, 2014



A few weeks ago I tweeted a link to an old blog post of mine, the one about the after effects of having been physically assaulted several years ago. I broadcast it again, over a year after I first wrote it, because of the #YesAllWomen campaign which happened in response to a mass shooting in the USA that was motivated by the killer’s hatred of women.

Introducing Scribble Creative

May 12, 2014



The other day I started a business. I now have an event management consultancy called Scribble Creative.

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