Wlale tail emerging from ocean

Call me Ishmael

Not quite a tale of terror on the high seas, but shades of Herman Melville as I recount a day spent on a boat in Hervey Bay.
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Laptop and notebook with pen


Even without a deadline, writing can feel like a race. Sometimes it's a marathon. Sometimes it's a sprint. Today was definitely a hurdle event.
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Typewriter bronze in Maryborough Botanic Garden

Maryborough unplanned

I’m notorious for not researching destinations when I travel. This is why my photographs from Maryborough are not typical tourist snaps.
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What next?

I've never read Franz Kafka's novel, Metamorphosis, so I have no idea what happened to his monstrous vermin. Here's what I did with his opening sentence.
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A passage about betrayal in a style inspired by Mary Shelley.
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Cut to the chase

Cut to the chase

This image prompted me to write about what's absent. There are eight lanes, but only seven runners crossing the finish line.
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copywriting me

Angela Bensted is Brisbane-based freelance writer who likes to listen first and struggle with syntax later. She pitches stories to magazines and helps businesses produce compelling copy for print and online.

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