Tag Archives: Teachers

blog 99: In which I visit WA WA Land – Part the First.

This is a log of the first week of my two week trip to Western Australia presenting writing workshops as part of The Literature Centre’s Talented Young Writers’ Programme. Author’s Log: Star Date Sunday May 28. Woke up dull and … Continue reading

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blog 61: In which Ms Heckenvaal Waltzes onto Centre Stage.

(WARNING: This blog will be of most interest to readers of the Ishmael series.) The character of Ms Heckenvaal (aka The Wrecking Ball) makes a fairly brief appearance in Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel as the boys’ Modern History teacher. I’ve always … Continue reading

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blog 36: In which I say “Thanks heaps Dr Novak, wherever you are.”

I’ve admitted before that I based the character of Ishmael (Don’t Call Me Ishmael!) and his dread of speaking in public on me when I was young. Ishmael says that when he stood in front of a group of people … Continue reading

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