Creative Non-fiction

Creative non-fiction in travel writing is about evoking a sense of place and creating a feeling that this is a “writer who travels, not a traveller who writes,” as suggested by Midge Gillies.

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nicole surfing

I’m at Manly beach, North Steyne toilets, where grimy blue paint is peeling off like the skin of an English backpacker to reveal an even grimier shade of pink.

nw chocolate essay
A World of Pure Imagination

Philippa Bembo, Chief Chocolatier of Cacaoette, is a maker of dreams. Her arms wave madly with an enthusiasm reflective of her Italian heritage as she beckons me up the driveway to her commercial kitchen.