Dolls House Part 2

Oh dear, 3 years later and I have to confess that the previous dolls house is no more. To paraphrase Monty Python, its kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible. In short, it has ceased to exist.

The truth is, I didn’t get the chance to even make a start with it, let alone redesign it to meet Dody and Pike’s requirements. Yes, you guessed it, the plan all along was to make it Dody and Pike’s future house.

But all was not lost. I came across this British Dolls House manufacturer,, had a meeting with them and together we designed Dody and Pike’s dream house.They won’t be homeless for much longer.

We decided the most suitable house for adaptation was Anglia’s Gainsborough House. This is what the standard version looks like:

If you go to Anglia’s website you can take a look at the original plans.

This blog will now take off with a vengeance as I send you weekly updates of the renovation and manufacturing process.

Writing the Dream

Many thanks to Liz Byrski for the heads up!

Liz Byrski

I’m delighted to be able to tell you about a terrific new book for anyone who is an aspiring writer. Writing the Dream, recently published by Serenity Press, here in Western Australia, is packed full of valuable advice, useful tips, and the inspiring personal experiences of 24 writers who have achieved their dreams of publication.

There is great advice from Deborah Burrows and Anna Jacobs on writing historical fiction. Crime writer Felicity Young writes about her efforts to get started as a wriwriting-the-dream-v4ter. Natasha Lester whose third novel, was published earlier this year and became a best seller, describes the challenge of changing from literary to popular fiction, and the cliff hanging process of finding a publisher. And Sara Foster has valuable advice on place, setting, character and much more.  These are just a few of the diverse group of authors who have contributed to making this book…

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The Write Advice

An opportunity not to be missed.

Liz Byrski

I am very excited to be involved with The Write Advice Curtin Writing and Publishing Flash Mob at this year’s Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.

Is the first chapter of your book buried in the bottom draw? Do you have a short story languishing in a computer file, or are you struggling with a memoir that was begging to be written but stalled when you started to write it? Whatever your writing dream – if what you need most is some professional advice from someone who has read and considered an extract of your work, then this is the event for you.

On Saturday 4th June,  poets, editors, publishers and creative writing lecturers from Curtin University and Fremantle Press, will be available on the Curtin University Margaret River campus. We will provide feedback, in 20-minute, face to face sessions, free of charge, to writers who have submitted…

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