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Glenn H. Mitchell

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Glenn H. Mitchell studied journalism and video production before a career in television, producing and writing programs for the ABC, Foxtel and SBS including co-writing the first series of popular Australian comedy, Pizza.

In addition to his novels, 'Nowhere' and 'Nine-Tenths of the Law', Mitchell's short stories have been published in The J.J. Outré Review, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, and Midnight Echo. He was a winner of the 2016 Australian Horror Writers Association Flash & Short Fiction Competition, and on the competition's judging panel in 2017.

He is currently based in Phnom Penh where he writes novels, short stories and works as a freelance scriptwriter.

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Glenn H. Mitchell Absolutely. I find the concept alien. I reckon I'll need three or four lifetimes to get through the list of ideas I have for stories. If I have a bad…moreAbsolutely. I find the concept alien. I reckon I'll need three or four lifetimes to get through the list of ideas I have for stories. If I have a bad day, I just lean forward and keep dragging the plough through muck. Maybe part of the reason I never suffer from writers block is that I do a lot of daydreaming and developing scenes in my head. To the observer, it may look like OCD when I repeatedly open and close doors or walk in small circles, but it's actually because I'm in the middle of an imagined conversation between characters. By the time I sit down and start writing I'm normally racing to empty the contents of my skull. I never look at a blank page and sigh, that's for sure. (less)
Glenn H. Mitchell Writers hate it when I say this, but I really don't believe in writer's block. If you can't write because you don't feel like it, that's not a great…moreWriters hate it when I say this, but I really don't believe in writer's block. If you can't write because you don't feel like it, that's not a great sign. If you've run out of ideas, that's also a worrying sign. Either way, I don't like it when people present it as some sort of affliction. It's not. My advice to people who think they're suffering from writer's block is to suck it up, and keep typing. More often than not, without realising, you'll click into 'the zone' and forget that there was a hurdle. (less)
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Nine-Tenths of the Law

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Nowhere

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Memoir #3 – How to Get Eaten by Crocodiles

29 days shooting documentaries in the desert and tropics. We covered murders, deaths in custody, the stolen generation and politics. So when we had a chance to drive to the tip of the Northern Territory for a few hours of recreation, we took it, smoking and relaxing, enjoying the untouched wilderness.


Apparently the secret to working out whether your truck was about to sink in the swamp was for...

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