Tag Archives: work-life balance

Running to stand still*

Much as I loath it when anyone answers ‘How are you?’ with ‘Busy’, I have to confess that for the past few weeks, I’ve been overcommitted. I don’t make a habit of it. Not only am I a recovered workaholic, … Continue reading

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On being a writer and mother

‘I felt guilty but I still put my art and my life in front of my family.’ So says artist John Wolseley of his decision to leave England and his two small sons to move to Australia to paint (GoodWeekend, … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … Continue reading

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Love vs. art (or All you need is time)

Today I spoke to a group of around 200 VCE students at the Methodist Ladies College (MLC) as part of preparing them (and me) to be their Writer in Residence for a week next month. In addition to my standard … Continue reading

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It’s unusual for me to write a post two days in a row, but I started replying to the comment left by my friend Helen on yesterday’s post and realised there was more I wanted to say that a return … Continue reading

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