Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Missing Mojo

Regular visitors to my blog would have noticed my conspicuous absence over recent weeks.  What can I say?  Every now and then one loses one’s Mojo.

Not only have I been reticent to post here, I’ve also neglected visiting some of my favourite blogs, a state of affairs that I intend to rectify.

Thankfully, I haven’t had anything as severe as Writers’ Block so, whilst I may have been a fugitive from the online world, my various writing projects have been moving forward nicely.

I’ve also taken time to work on some different projects and I’m putting together a couple of ideas suitable for a grant application.  In the week after Easter, I will be heading to the ‘big smoke’ to meet with representatives of the Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board at the Queensland Writers Centre and, hopefully, they will be able to answer some questions which will help me to put together a cohesive application.  I’ll post further on that topic in the near future.

               MOJO FOUND!

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Which Writer Wrote ANSWER

Most new nations go through the formality of inventing a national identity, but Australia has long supported a whole industry of image-makers to tell us what we are.

Richard White is responsible for this week’s WWW quote.  His ‘Inventing Australia’ is included in my 1992 edition of Images of Australia (UQP), edited by Gillian Whitlock and David Carter.  It is a terrific collection of writings around questions of national identity.

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