Brooklyn the Bookworm aka. Bookish Brooklyn is a brilliant woman who knows and loves books (no surprises there). So it was a huge thrill to chat with her about all things Emerald Tablet. The best thing about speaking with people like her who have engaged so closely with my stories is that they come up with questions that really make me think about why I do what I do.
Thing is, after I’ve finished up with the research and plotting of my novels, the actual writing part of it just flows quite naturally, and the characters evolve and develop in my imagination. Quite often, where they end up surprises me. It might sound peculiar, but it really is as if they’re driving their own destiny. Brooklyn Tayla makes me stop and consider that evolution, and what I discover about my characters – and myself – in the process is a revelation.
Anyways, enough blathering from me. If you’re interested in reading more, you’ll find our interview on the link to Brooklyn’s blog… Interview with Meaghan Wilson Anastasios
July 10, 2019
Forget where I’d LIKE to write. The question they should ask is where I actually end up writing. Where I’d LIKE to be writing is in my book-lined study, on my antique French oak partners’ desk. Instead, I’m beside the ball pit at Lollipops indoor playground, supervising my completely fabulous daughter and niece as they …
Jock Serong is an exceptional Australian writer. He also needs to stay away from the native wildlife. Should I have helped him escape the clutches of New Zealand’s tuatara? Possibly. But he’s a living fossil, and an endangered one at that, for God’s sake. He needs to be handled carefully…. the tuatara, I mean. Jock’s …
Jeffreys Books in Glenferrie Road, Malvern was my refuge as a child. While other kids were sinking their hard earned pocket money into whatever it was that other kids were buying in the 1980s, I was investing in books from Jeffreys. I still have half a shelf’s worth of dog-eared Penguin Classics I bought there, …
Spied in Darwin airport. With thanks to the wonderful Carol for the photo. ❤️ I really, really hope I never stop getting excited by seeing my book rubbing shoulders with stellar authors like James Ellroy. And Grug. Love Grug.
If you have any interest at all in knowing how and why I do what I do (no small feat – most of the time I’ve no idea why I do what I do, either!🤣)… pop in to visit lizbiesnerdyworld where I was lucky enough to share my thoughts on the writing of The Emerald …
Looking forward to talking all things Emerald Tablet (and avoiding any mention of Geelong’s dominance this season. Go Tiges 😥☹️) with Denis Walter this afternoon. 693 on your AM dial, if you’ve nothing better to do with those fifteen minutes of time this windy old afternoon.