The Week in Review

Pink iris (Iris Carden Author logo) Caption reads: "The Week in Review."

What I’ve been Writing

Drawing: a silhouette of three children in a dark cave, with the caption: "A story of three girls on an adventure lost in a series of dark tunnels."

Sunday: Never Forget your First

The story of my first forays into writing stories and poetry. This is where I fell in love with writing.

Drawing of a path into a forest area. Caption reads: "She knew the bushland very well."

Monday: The World’s a Stage

When you’re being chased by an armed criminal, you use what ever advantage you have.

Drawing of a curtained window with a tree outside. Caption reads: "A tree outside my window was our way out."

Tuesday: The Rebels

A group of children sneak out of their boarding school for a late night adventure. It does not go well.

Drawing of an open window with pink curtains,. Outside is a bat flying past a full moon. Caption reads: "A window left open to the night."

Wednesday: Vampire’s Kiss

Poem about a late night visitor.

A road through a desert region, with glaring sun overhead and very few plants growing. Caption reads: "There's hours of driving between blink-and-you'll-miss-them towns along this road."

Thursday: The Highway

In almost 800km of isolated highway, almost anything could happen.

Mr Bumpy, a black and white cat, inserted into a drawing of a room with pink curtains and a purple mat. Caption reads: "She drew pictures of places I could be an only cat."

Friday: Splendid Isolation

Mr Bumpy, retired bloggercat, gets tired of the younger animals.

Pencil drawing of two pieces of unidentifiable fruit. Caption reads: "Wendy and Frederick each took a strange fruit from their backpack."

Saturday: Fruit for Bobby

In chapter 11 of my work in progress, the adventurers return home with their treasure.

What I’ve Enjoyed Reading

  • Allen’s (he seems to have no last name) post on whether authors should publish their work for free on blogs, and whether that will ever lead to making a profit. It’s a very good question, with no real answers, just hope.
  • Congratulations to Lady Jabberwocky on her 500th blog post. Her blog is well worth reading for advice on the craft of writing, as well as her great writing prompts.
  • Some of Alyssa Harmon’s short poetry on Instagram.
  • A bit of true crime Stalking Claremont by Bret Christian, about investigation into the 1990s serial killings in Claremont, Western Australia. Claremont seems to have some particular attraction for serial killers, prior to the 1990s, Eric Edgar Cooke had sought victims there in the 1950s and 60s, and in the 1980s David and Catherine Birnie took victims there as well, before Bradley Edwards committed his crimes.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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