Social media traps

How do you avoid falling in social media traps? Since the self destruction of Twitter, we have seen an explosion of social media sites and a fracturing of the landscape. I think we have reached peak social media. Many people will withdraw from social media sites altogether, deciding it’s not…

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Dialogue tags

Let’s talk about dialogue tags Many writing rules, including those about dialogue tags, descend into to gospel, and I don’t think that helps anyone. So I’d like to share what I’ve learned about dialogue tags. What are dialogue tags? A dialogue tag is a snippet of text that denotes who…

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Bush Turkeys

Bush turkeys are everywhere! But you might be surprised to hear that when we moved to Sydney, there were none. We came from North Queensland where they are, of course, everywhere. They didn’t appear in our suburb until about 2012-ish and made rapid progress through the leafy parks and gardens…

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