Tuesday, 11 February 2014


I use my blog to announce what’s next; pitch ideas & invite collaborations.
Disclaimer: I am not associated with any group or organisation unless specified.

UPDATE 23 October 2014: the links to these tweetyarns have been removed, pending publication of my blog to book, On Dusk which will be available for purchase from Amazon December 2014.

In the meantime - please feel free to download a FREE anthology of Indigenous Australian writing, which includes one of my tweetyarns 'Maisie May' (mentioned below) and a short story that does not appear anywhere else...'Epilogue to Maisie May' here

UPDATE 25 July: Six new tweetyarns - links [are no longer] here

I’m an emerging writer/screenwriter. I use social media to promote my writing & my ideas.

I wanted to see what was possible using new technologies so I created ' #tweetyarns '.
I am Aboriginal. ‘Yarn’ has special significance to Indigenous Australians. I started telling stories on Twitter - short and punchy at first - then longer, and more elaborate as I built an audience.

Maisie May "   

Extracted from 'Maisie May'. Visit my Twitter time line for more & and find it storified here. 
Some of my early attempts at creating #tweetyarns…. [updated 15/02/14]
Nigel, Love & Bucci – A dog’s tale.
Adopt a Cat – A Christmas roadtrip: 7742 kms with two cats & a boy.

Any writing will make you a better writer and the more I tweeted, the more opportunities came along…
Don’t miss this – some wonderful yarning about community engagement
The tradition of yarning in sharing Indigenous knowledge is also being used in research and clinical contexts – but the notion of Twitter-based yarning is something new.
Siv Parker, an award-winning Aboriginal writer with longstanding experience in the health sector, has been at the forefront of developing tweet-yarns, as was in evidence last week while she was guest tweeting for @WePublicHealth
[From Croakey, the Crikey health blog curated by @Croakeyblog ]
Many thanks to Melissa Sweet for her support.

I am honoured and thrilled to be recognised in this way ... 

The Indigenous cultures of Australia are the oldest living cultural history
in the world – they go back at least 50,000 years
and some argue closer to 65,000 years.

One of the reasons Aboriginal cultures have survived for so long
is their ability to adapt and change over time.
It was this affinity with their surroundings
that goes a long way to explaining how

And many thanks to Leesa Watego & her brilliant project: @deadlybloggers for giving me a place to start & continued support!


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I recently submitted to be part of 
just got the news that I'm a
#TwitterFiction Festival#TwitterFiction Festival is an all-day, all-night celebration of storytelling on Twitter. From March 12-16, we’re bringing fiction to life with Twitter. 

Hashtag : #twitterfiction