Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Emerald Tablet', and 'The Water Diviner'.

For those of you who haven’t given it a stab, the process of writing a novel is, for me anyway, like having a tip truck dump a pile of LEGO blocks in your driveway, your mission being to construct the opening credits of Game of Thrones (look it up) without any instructions. Translation: a hella …

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No matter which faith or belief system you’ve signed up for – or lack of same – one thing you can’t deny is that the entrepreneurial spirits who crafted the early Christian Church were masters of marketing. Want to amp up your convert numbers to keep upper management happy when your KPIs for the year …

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How, you ask? When you’re outside fretting about the fact that it’s mid-April and you’re wearing a t-shirt and watering your plants because you literally haven’t had any meaningful rain in months, and everything seems gravely out of whack. But then you see them. Sweet, juicy tomatoes and plump cucumbers on bushes that should have …

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OK. So, I’m bloody loving the process of unpacking my poor library, consigned to cardboard boxes for way too many months. Then I reached my substantial collection of art books. “ Hail, old friends!” I cried. (My children frequently accuse me of channelling someone born in the fifteenth century). But as I was setting them …

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So, amongst other attributes, I’d describe myself as moderately intelligent, a fierce advocate for women’s rights, a reader of fine literature, and a writer. So how is it that this steaming pile is my reading material of choice in the hair salon? Believe me, there’s no shortage of high-brow reading material here. But my hairdresser …

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Blurbs. Yes, you read correctly. Blurbs. Might seem that the writing of the novel itself is the difficult bit. Nah. It’s the blurb. (And the acknowledgments pages – another story told on another post). How to package an entire story in a handful of digestible, enticing and intriguing sentences? Nightmare. In the film and tv …

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True story. Here’s something I heard from colleague working on what will be an extremely high-profile local TV production. One of the actors involved is rather extensively covered in tattoos. No biggie, right? Wrong. The production has to seek permission from each and every one of the skin artists who has worked on the actor’s …

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