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Monday Motivation: The invisible gorilla

Monday Motivation: The invisible gorilla

I’m reading Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, at the moment, and came across a reference to an experiment I’d read about before. I’m sure you might also have heard of it. Kahneman is reflecting on the fact that if you focus with sufficient intensity on a task, you become effectively blind to other aspects … Continue reading

Scarlet Bennett on creating believable dialogue and some tips on how to achieve this

Scarlet Bennett on creating believable dialogue and some tips on how to achieve this

Striking Out, written by Allaboutwriting mentoring student, Scarlet Bennett is about an ambitious singer songwriter from regional Western Australia, who moves to the city to become a star, encountering a series of colourful characters along the way – including Todd, the sexy, brooding muso with the dragon tattoo, and sleazy Des, the agent who wants much more than a … Continue reading

Cruising  by Megan Armstrong

Cruising by Megan Armstrong

We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Megan Armstrong’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? Totally fiction. What was the inspiration behind your story? I was intrigued by the idea of a stranger coming aboard a cruise … Continue reading