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What Music Inspires Authors – The Series Index!

Listening to a sequence of sounds has no obvious survival value for humans. Yet according to a 2001 study by neuroscientists at the University of Montreal, music has the same effect on our brains as sex and good food. Why? It could be because with music we get whatever emotion we seek through it –… Continue reading →

  • Words by Zena Shapter
  • 31 March 2015
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What Music Inspires Sophie Masson @SophieMasson1 #InspirationalMusic

Who is Sophie Masson? Born in Indonesia of French parents, and brought up in Australia and France, Sophie Masson is the author of over 60 books for children, young adults and adults, published in Australia and many other countries. Her historical novel, The Hunt for Ned Kelly (Scholastic Australia), won the Patricia Wrightson Prize for… Continue reading →

  • Words by Zena Shapter
  • 19 March 2015
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What Music Inspires You? #InspirationalMusic

No matter what your vocation in life, music can inspire you. It can lift and comfort. It can embrace and acknowledge. It can nullify your existential loneliness in a way unique to any other art form. It can unite us and connect us, make us think differently about situations and give us comfort. For these… Continue reading →

  • Words by Zena Shapter
  • 1 February 2015
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What *Were* Writers’ Goals In 2013?

In January this year, I asked a bunch of writers what their writing goals were for 2013. Was their focus going to be novels, short stories, non-fiction… what? I was interested to see what everyone was planning to achieve, so conducted a poll on my Facebook page. Here are the results I collected: As you can… Continue reading →

  • Words by Zena Shapter
  • 20 December 2013
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A Weekend So Spec-fic-tacular I Could Faint! #NSWWC

Okay, so for those who don’t know me, I’m not the fainting type. I have a sturdy constitution, I never throw up. I’m rarely sick. I have a high pain threshold too – I break bones and don’t know it; I needed no drugs to give birth to either of my children (no, not even… Continue reading →

What Most Writers Have Planned For 2013… #TheYearOfYou

Okay, so I wasn’t expecting that result! This January, I asked a bunch of writers what their writing goals were for 2013. Was their focus going to be novels, short stories, non-fiction… what? I was interested to see what everyone was planning to achieve, so conducted a poll on my Facebook page. Now here are… Continue reading →

  • Words by Zena Shapter
  • 17 January 2013
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A good, good night at the 17th annual #Aurealis Awards!

I gotta feeling… that tomorrow night’s gonna be a good night – a good, good night: #AurealisAwards Such was my tweet on Friday – and my prediction was spot on. Saturday night at the 17th Annual Aurealis Awards was a good night – a good, good night! Kicking off with pre-drink drinks, in pre-frock frocks… Continue reading →

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