as director of a writers’ centre i now get free stuff. like this thing called ‘novel making software’ (i’ve changed the name of it, to protect the makers…)

it’s pretty dodgy – it’s pixely & doesn’t look great overall, & it’s really just a little database with a crap word-processor inside it.

but anyway, i shall now write a novel. it shall be a mystery / thriller. why not.

one feature is a random character generator. i keep generating characters that can’t sleep at night because they think of things, things like neighbours, or past accidents. every character in my novel will be tired. & obsessive. also loads of important things will happen in the morning. that will make my readers think ‘that’s unusual, things usually happen at night’. yep.

i wowed the 8-strong crowd last night. wish petra luck in the upcoming premier’s award thing.