Noblesse Oblige

Noblesse oblige. I came across this phrase a few years back and it’s stuck with me. Translated literally, it means nobility obliges. It suggests that if you’re a lucky person with a fortunate life you should try to understand what it’s like for other people who mightn’t be so lucky. A bit like “With great power comes great responsibility” from Spiderman. It’s an idea I try to live by (with varying degrees of success) and one that I thought about a lot when I was writing Detention. Simply by being born in Australia, I’m privileged and have access to opportunities…

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Detention Book Reviews

Detention Book Reviews

It’s finally arrived! After years of percolating the story idea, and then more years of writing and rewriting, before editing and printing, … View Post
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Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week 2019

It can be challenging to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to imagine what their life might be like on a daily … View Post
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Let Life In

Let Life In

Creativity is at its best when there’s a free flow between truth and fiction, between your world and the world of the … View Post
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