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At 10:09am on October 1, 2011, Robert Christopher said…
Variety is the spice of life. Yes, it's just easier to say eclectic then to explain why my tastes are varied. \m/
At 11:56pm on September 4, 2010, Robin Bowles said…
Gaile, hi and welcome to the L:indy mob! I'm only doing odd sessions this year at TAFE and CAE as I'm trying to get 2 books finished. I was at the Davitts. Come up and say hullo at the next gig, which I am chairing.


At 2:22am on August 21, 2010, Geraldine Evans said…
Yes, Mummy!
At 11:50pm on August 20, 2010, Geraldine Evans said…
Hi Gaile

Yes, I am a bit of a night owl. I think it's catching up with me, though, so a few early nights are prescribed. That'll surprise my husband!
At 1:17am on August 18, 2010, Geraldine Evans said…
Hi Gaile

Yes I always like to put in my two penn'ort, so doubtless I'll see you on the forums.It might be a while yet, though, as I've just signed up for Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages as well as a blog (God, Am I mad? When will I have time to actualaly write the bloody books?! ).
At 12:26am on July 14, 2010, Copper Smith said…
I'll let you know the next time I have something you may enjoy!
At 11:51am on July 11, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Check out 'Inseparable' at A Twist of Noir!
At 11:44pm on June 24, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Thanks for the friendship and the kind words!
I've got other stuff you can check out on my blog Uppercut Avenue.
Write on!
At 7:39pm on June 19, 2010, Brian Kavanagh said…
Gaile, a very belated reply to your April message, which I must have missed. Sorry. My new book is out later this year, A CANTERBURY CRIME. As for using real locations, I do as long as I don't paint it in any way that is derogatory or suggest that people there are up to no good. You can use a real location but use fictional characters and feel sure that they don't reflect on real individuals. A disclaimer at the front of your book is a wise thing.
Hope you have lots of success with your writing and we see your books out there soon! ;-)
At 5:12am on June 17, 2010, Johnnie Mitchell said…
I've self-published the mystery novel 88 Ways to Die that's on Amazon and Kindle. I play guitar and keyboards. Have a couple CDs on iTunes.
At 9:17am on June 6, 2010, Jerry Peterson said…
I like those writing challenges. And best is the smallness of the class. You get can a lot more attention for your work in a small class than you can in a workshop that has a dozen fellow writers.
At 7:58am on June 5, 2010, Jerry Peterson said…
What have you learned from the published writer that has helped you?
At 8:26pm on May 9, 2010, E H said…
Thanks Gaile, i think it will be quicker to ask, lol. Thanks for taking the time to let me know though as i wouldn't have otherwise. Regards E.
At 12:17am on April 18, 2010, Jon Loomis said…
Hi Gail--anyone who likes Pacino and Nicholson is okay with me.
At 8:48pm on April 7, 2010, Linda Caine said…
hi , how are you? I am doing a lot of research for my books at the moment which keeps me very busy. I'm sure you will gain insperation to continue your writng. cheers Linda
At 9:28am on March 24, 2010, Lindy Cameron said…
hmm - or even 'cheers'
At 9:20am on March 24, 2010, Lindy Cameron said…
Hi Gaile
I see you've already been chatting to some of my other crimespace and wider-world friends - Helene & Karen.
There's more of us on the peninsula than you think!
What do you write?
At 5:23pm on March 23, 2010, Helene Young said…
Baby steps indeed, Gaile! Thanks for the welcome.
At 9:19pm on March 11, 2010, Mark A McCallum said…
Hi Gaile,
I note you are from Sorrento, is that Sorrento W.A. or Sorrento Vic?
Do you have his last two, The Complaints, and Cool Head? I have, though I must admit I haven't read it yet. I enjoyed Doors Open, but am still coming to terms with Rankin not writing about Rebus. I also say a graphic novel penned by him on the shelves the other day.
I'm not sure what you are asking regarding Australian resturant names, though we Aussies do love a bit of name play in a resturant name, "Fork and View", comes to mind.
I think the Rebus character works so well due to the fact that he is the embodiment of the scottish psyche, and landscape, bleak, harsh, and full of self loathing. Do you think you could pull that off in an Australian landscape?
I also would like to see another Rebus book, I would be delighted if he turned up on the other side of the law, maybe with Cafferty, but only if it was to achieve a rightous noble cause.
Good luck with the book, keep bashing out the words.
Cheers - Mark.
At 8:33pm on March 8, 2010, Sue Harding said…
Hi Gaile,

The problem with writing in the first person is that obviously you can only write about what your character experiences - i.e. he/she can't KNOW what is happening around the corner (or across town, etc) or hear the conversations (or thoughts!) of other characters unless he/she witnesses this.

Writing in multiple perspectives, I feel, gives added dimension and a change of perspective to a story - the only problem is deciding who is your main protagonist!

I've started stories with one particular character in the central role, but quickly found that others grew in prominence. It's a problem I'm trying to resolve in a current work, where I started out with a female character as the protagonist, but it seems the story is weaving itself around a male character! Ah, the joys of writing!

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