Welcome, fellow readers and writers! I hope you’ll stay a while and explore my site. Writing for me is a tool that can be used in many ways, depending on the story. Sometimes it needs to be told in a play, sometimes it needs to be a book, or an opinion piece or even a rhyme, a cartoon or a song. Between writing, I work as an editor, helping others tell their stories.

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Plays

  Award-winning full-length plays and short comedies available for production. Why it's never too late to start your playwriting career... If you think you're too old to start your career…

Journalism

In a career spanning 33 years in the print media in Australia, I worked as a reporter, sub-editor, columnist, section editor, leader writer, cartoonist, journalism trainer and course writer. I’m…

Opinion

Selected opinion pieces from my archive that are still relevant today. Some were published in The Age, some broadcast on the Radio National program Life Matters, and others were published…

Awards

As a journalist it took me a while to realise that awards were not just anointed: you had to apply for them. The trouble was I was not always working…

Books

A New Life Journal is a collection of my popular parenting columns published in The Age from 1993 to 1997. The column began at the invitation of Age editor Alan…