The romance of music

I've always loved music. I was one of those creative kids growing up. I was an avid reader and writer all through primary school, but music stole my heart during my teenage years. I had piano tuition and vocal training, and while I was pretty average at reading music, composition was my thing. Every song …

The exhilaration of terror: tips for creating tension and suspense

This week I return to the Sydney Writers' Festival for my wrap up of the session on Tension and Suspense, where authors Caroline Overington, Hannah Richell and Julienne van Loon revealed their tips on how to keep readers turning the pages. And they should know - take a look at their author websites by clicking …