This is a short excerpt, still under review, from Chapter Twenty-Seven of Karrana. Bridie thought Stella, curled up in the corner of the mail train compartment, her red curls squashed against the leather, looked like a ginger kitten she remembered from childhood. Two women on...

One of my favourite examples of "showing" is from Australian writer Tim Winton. In the following example from Cloudstreet, Lester Lamb and his sons, Quick and Fish, are netting for prawns, walking out into the water from the beach carrying the heavy nets. (This is...

How is Fiction Writing a Form of Folly? In order to understand the features of fiction, it is helpful to examine the features of an opposite type of writing: the academic essay. I taught Academic English to overseas students at the University of New South Wales in...