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The Author Speaks: on illustrations

A brief discussion of the author’s plans for illustrating the novel.

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Editing Illustration The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: on the completion of the transcript (for now)

A brief update on the progress of the novel.

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The Author Speaks: on adding the polishing touches

A brief update on the editing process, Aaron Sherritt and cover art.

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Editing The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: On “the wall”

A discussion about the difficulties that pose considerable setbacks in writing and editing.

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Creative The Author Speaks Writing

The Hanging of Ned Kelly

A song about the execution of Ned Kelly.

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The Author Speaks: on secondary sources

A discussion of how the author used books to assist in his research and which texts were most useful to him.

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The Author Speaks: on progress (5 May, 2020)

The light at the end of the tunnel approaches – but will we run out of steam?

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The Author Speaks: on symbolism

A brief discussion on the use of symbolism in ‘Glenrowan’.

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Research The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: On Ned Kelly

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.

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The Author Speaks: “Glenrowan: the edit continues…”

Aidan Phelan discusses the editing progress on the eve of ANZAC Day, 2020.