Author: Lara Russell

When it comes to characters, especially minor characters, it can be a challenge for writers to think of them as they should appear to do, themselves. Stick with me on this one – the thing is, minor characters don’t ‘think’ …

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When we’ll think about the year 2020 in years to come, it will almost certainly be easiest to remember it for one thing only, COVID-19, and all the devastation it has caused. But when it comes right to it, is …

If 2020 was a villain Read More »

The Coronavirus has really done a number on us, hasn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, the impact on some of us hasn’t nearly been as drastic compared to people who have lost their jobs, or those who are sick or …

COVID-19 has changed us Read More »

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In 2015, scientists at the Australian National University proved that at a Quantum level, reality does not actually exist until we measure it (i.e. we observe it). This got me thinking – wouldn’t it be something, if this wasn’t solely …

Observing reality Read More »

How are you going? Are you doing okay? I have been working from home since social distancing started, i.e. since March. And outside of work or spending time with family or doing normal things, I have been editing Book 2. …

Portable writing Read More »

Have you ever wondered why different people have different tastes in music? No? It may very well just be me. But I believe that not unlike everything else in life, our experience of music is subjective. Our likes and dislikes …

Experiencing music Read More »

Coming up with character names, especially minor character names, can be challenging. Long after protagonists’ names have been established, an unexpected change in the plot can result in having to name another character when all you want to do is …

What’s in a name? Read More »

It’s 42 degrees Celsius in Adelaide today (107.6 Fahrenheit – I had to look that one up 😊) and only the second day above 34 degrees, so not technically a heatwave yet. Apparently, you need three days above 39 or …

Control Read More »

At the risk of sounding like a bad headline, I generally have all the feels when it comes to Christmas. In fact, I’m having one particular feeling right now – I really dislike that I just used the words ‘feels’. …

Christmas time Read More »

As I’m considering the backstories, appearances and other traits of the characters in my next book, I can’t help but think about all the people on our planet and their individual stories, each with their individual challenges and most, I …

Someone’s story Read More »

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