Bringing Back the Past

September 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm | Posted in Australia | 4 Comments

This is a post I wrote over three years ago about my novel, set in late 1950s Australia.
I mention towards the end that I am writing a second novel. This is taking longer than I expected it to. Also, the characters are different to what I originally envisaged – a follow-up to the first novel.
Instead, the main character is a 14-15 year old girl. The setting is still rural Australia, but a couple of years later – 1960-61. And my aim in writing is also similar to that in my first novel, though with a different theme.

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  I have been writing a personal journal on and off for a long time – probably about forty years.

When I was a girl, I had one of those little diaries with a clasp and a key, a special gift I received one birthday when my parents had a little extra money. But you can’t write much in a few small lines, and we couldn’t afford more exercise books than we had to get for school. So, during my teens, I didn’t write much at all.

I wrote a little during my twenties and thirties, but my latest stint of journal writing has been a constant for the last ten years or so. It has been a great help in keeping me sane and in helping me sort out what my life is about. Now, it also helps me work out my writing problems.

I had always…

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