A brief discussion of the author’s plans for illustrating the novel.
A brief update on the progress of the novel.
A brief update on the editing process, Aaron Sherritt and cover art.
A discussion about the difficulties that pose considerable setbacks in writing and editing.
A song about the execution of Ned Kelly.
A discussion of how the author used books to assist in his research and which texts were most useful to him.
The light at the end of the tunnel approaches – but will we run out of steam?
A brief discussion on the use of symbolism in ‘Glenrowan’.
The core of the Glenrowan story is Ned Kelly. Everything that occurs is either directly or indirectly linked to him and his decisions. Naturally this should position him as the protagonist of the story, though protagonist usually implies that character is the “good guy”. As I’ve discovered, simplistic terms like “good”, “bad”, “hero”, or “villain” are just completely inadequate to describe someone as complex as Edward Kelly.
Aidan Phelan discusses the editing progress on the eve of ANZAC Day, 2020.