“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus


Monday, 1 September 2014

I Come From a Land Down Under -- Writing and Living in Paradise -- my story and photos.

Hi everyone!

Richard Hughes is running this great series on his blog -- he's asked bloggers to answer some questions about where they live (and write if they are writers). I was honoured when he approached me.

If you want to read about my home/s, please visit Richard's blog. Lots of bright photos!

September 1st is the first day of Spring in Australia. It's a super glorious day here.

So Richard and myself would be very pleased if you popped over there to say hello.

And don't forget if you can in any way support Melissa Bradley financially, please use this link to access the Melissa Bradley Medical Fund. Not only is Melissa undergoing treatment for aggressive cancer, she is unemployed. She needs our help! There is also an e-book anthology to raise money. Click on the badge in my sidebar for this one.


  1. Went and read the post, Denise, and always was impressed. However to comment it wants me to join Google +, and I didn't want to do that. So didn't comment there. Enjoyed learning a bit more about you!

  2. Hi Denise - I too don't much like G+ .. so visited and saw your lovely part of the world - and the lifestyle you've created together and then have the family living nearby .. sounds great and there's lots on offer in the big smoke ...

    Cheers Hilary

  3. It's always good to know more about my blog friends. Richard's blog also loks pretty interesting. Just couldn't comment there as I'm also not a geat fan of Google+

  4. Hi, Denise, thank you for linking to my blog. I hope people enjoy learning more about your life.

  5. You do live in a lovely part of our planet. I enjoyed being there and seeing some of your fantastic cities and open spaces. I'll pop over to say hi to Richard.

  6. Sad about Melissa, thanks for highlighting it Denise. You have great post with photos at Richards.

  7. Loved the post with photos at Richards.

  8. I will go and read like a good little blogger, but I already know I will like the post because well you are bloody marvellous

  9. Off to learn all about your home(s) now!

  10. I will go and read his post now. I am following Richard's blog but his posts never show up on my blogroll anymore? I need to email him and see if I can rectify that.


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