Cass Moriarty

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Cass Moriarty Rejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it…moreRejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it gives us the opportunity to grow and change. Whenever I receive a rejection, I try to find out why my work didn't do so well, or I explore the work of the other authors who were successful, in order to find ways to improve on my own work. Critical feedback is vital to ensure you keep learning and improving as a writer. Whether it's from an editor, a writing buddy or a reader, comments about what is NOT working can provide the basis for a re-examination of your work. And then, of course, there's always wine. And chocolate. They're good, too. (less)
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The Promise Seed

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Parting Words

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Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany
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Author Carrie Tiffany was one of the first Australian writers to instil in me a love of writing and an ambition that I could perhaps write myself. Her previous books Mateship with Birds (which won the inaugural Stella Prize) and Everyman’s Rules for ...more
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Dying by Cory Taylor
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Recently I interviewed Kat Mulheran, the owner of Bent Books, a second-hand bookstore in West End, and while wandering around afterwards, I picked up a copy of Cory Taylor’s book Dying: a memoir (Text Publishing 2016). It has been on my TBR list for ...more
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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
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Just like a box of chocolates, Anne Tyler’s writing is comforting and moreish, but unlike Gump’s chocolates, you do generally know what you’re going to get: well-developed and engaging characters; tricky family situations or relationships; and great ...more
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Jonathan Cape Penguin Random House 2018) is by Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the dark novel Eileen, which I absolutely loved. My Year of Rest and Relaxation is similarly dark – blackly funny, keenly observed and intr ...more
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The True Story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl
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Brisbane Writer Mary-Rose MacColl’s latest novel The True Story of Maddie Bright (Allen & Unwin Books 2019) is an historical mystery that revolves around the royal family and explores the complicated dynamics of power within relationships. With t ...more
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The Aunts' House by Elizabeth Stead
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The Aunts’ House (UQP 2019) by Elizabeth Stead is a curious, quirky, strange and wonderful story set in Sydney in 1942 and featuring the feisty and clever eleven-year-old Angel Martin, recently orphaned and sent to live in a boarding house full of ec ...more
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The Place on Dalhousie by Melina Marchetta
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Australian author Melina Marchetta may be best known for her seminal young adult novel Looking for Alibrandi, published in 1992, but she has published nine novels since then. Her most recent, The Place on Dalhousie (Penguin Random House Viking 2019), ...more
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Accidental Feminists by Jane Caro
Accidental Feminists
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You know that any book by social commentator Jane Caro will be chock full of fascinating facts and statistics that she somehow manages to condense into a highly readable, engaging, poignant or frequently funny book. In her latest work Accidental Femi ...more
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The Shining Wall by Melissa  Ferguson
The Shining Wall
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The blurb of The Shining Wall (Transit Lounge Publishing 2019) tells us that author Melissa Ferguson is ‘a cancer-fighting scientist who loves to explore scientific possibilities through fiction’, and in her debut novel about the dystopian society of ...more
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Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman
Terra Nullius
by Claire G. Coleman (Goodreads Author)
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Rather ashamed to admit that I had not yet read Claire G. Coleman’s award-winning Terra Nullius (Hachette Australia Books 2017), but after meeting Claire at a Griffith Review launch, this book was immediately moved up the TBR pile. And what a clever ...more
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