November 2015 archive

Facebook – the social whirl!

I’ve always felt a tension between the introvert and the extravert in me. Whenever I’m asked to describe myself in social terms, I say without hesitation, Introvert! In latter years, my friends have blinked at me and said, ‘You’re the most out there introvert I’ve ever met!’ What they mean is that I’m not afraid […] Read more…

Fashion Freedom

Fashion means different things to different people. It can be about dressing to impress others. It is always about self-expression. But it can also be a sign of liberty. Years ago I was walking along Punt Road (busy artery pumping traffic through several suburbs in Melbourne) when I met a woman who looked lost. It […] Read more…

What Makes Effective Dialogue?

Every month Jennifer Scoullar and Sydney Smith discuss a topic on writing. Jennifer Scoullar is a bestselling author of Australian rural fiction/romance, and lives with her family on a rural property in West Gippsland.  Her house is on a hilltop, overlooking valleys of messmate and mountain ash.  She grew up on the books of Elyne […] Read more…