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REBLOG #4: blog 24: In which I list The Top Ten Reasons for Making a List.

“The List is an absolute good. The List is life!” (Itzhak Stern – Schindler’s List) Itzhak Stern of course had very good reasons for liking the particular list referred to in the above quote, but while not every list may … Continue reading

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blog 70: In which I post a tiny poem from the past.

From my 1999 diary, a year before I resigned from my teaching job to try to write my first novel.   The Words I will lay them down like jewels Like sleeping children Like gold foil – delicate and fragile. I … Continue reading

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blog 69: In which I recap 20 things that happened during May and June.

1. My son Joe (illustrator of Eric Vale and Derek Dale) married his partner Rita. A very happy day for the Bauer clan! 2. I went to the CBCA Conference in Canberra where I was on the opening session with … Continue reading

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blog 68: In which I post ONE picture and THREE videos that might just change your life! (Although I can’t imagine how).

This big box of twenty copies of Secret Agent Derek ‘Danger’ Dale: The Case of Animals Behaving Really REALLY Badly just arrived at my front door so to mark the occasion I thought I’d post some relevant VIDEOS. First up, here’s … Continue reading

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REBLOG #3: blog 30 (or blog 29 unblocked!) In which I REALLY DO outline 10 sure-fire ways to beat writers’ block!

Yes it’s another exciting dip into the ancient blog vault! PLUS it contains some never seen before added words and pictures! Hey, ever suffered from WRITER’S BLOCK? You haven’t? Well no one likes a clever dick! But for the rest of humanity, … Continue reading

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blog 66: In which I take part in a BLOG HOP.

My friend and super-talented Brisbane-based poet, critic and editor Zenobia Frost has invited me to take part in a blog hop. It goes like this: I ask myself the following four questions, answer them and then pass the baton on to three fellow writers to … Continue reading

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blog 65: In which, due to a blog upgrade, I post some actual VIDEOS!

Previously I’ve only been able to post links to videos, but now, at great personal expense to myself, I’m able to post the real thing! To celebrate this amazing milestone, here are a few oldies but goldies. Joe and I … Continue reading

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REBLOG! #2: blog 9: In which I share 20 invaluable lessons I’ve learnt since becoming a writer

After my previous slack REBLOG effort, I fully intended to write a BRAND NEW blog – and rest assured, I am going to do that VERY SOON. But until then, here’s another nostalgic journey into the BLOG VAULT.  1. No matter … Continue reading

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RE-BLOG! blog 26: In which I suggest ten sure-fire ways to cope with a bad review.

After CONSTANT HARASSMENT from readers, I’ve decided to start a regular feature of RE-BLOGGING selected past posts. Now I know some people will think I’m doing this because I’ve run completely out of new ideas. Well I’m sorry, but that is just WRONG and … Continue reading

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blog 64: In which amazingly, I remember seven things.

Well it only seems like about 30 days since my last blog, but already a whole month has flown by! Here are seven things I remember happening in that time. 1. A whole ‘marathon’ of brand new special 10th anniversary editions … Continue reading

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