The making of a writer involves more than talent and ambition; perseverance and a thick skin are also prerequisites. The best that can be hoped for from a teaching institution is that potential writers are exposed to new ideas and encouraged to experiment with content and form. The results are seldom perfect, but at least they can prove interesting.
Francesca Sasnaitis reviews 'Hide Your Fires' edited by Lauren Anderson et al.
Hide Your Fires: 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthology
edited by Lauren Anderson et al.
Figment Publishing, $26.95 pb, 304 pp, 9781921134210
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Francesca Sasnaitis is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia and has recently completed her first novel, Summerlands, which is partially based on her family’s experience of World War II.
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