In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Book two in the Inland Writers-short reads from the Centre of Australia.
I have left the grandsons in bed rather than wake them. My daughter texts to say there are tears. The plane takes off.
As we hover over Alice Springs I notice a maze of brown twisting threads.
Creativity requires isolation, time, practice, concentrated and undisturbed effort. It will be a quiet New Year's Eve.
Another friend has died - she simply ran out of breaths ... the woman serving in Bunnings takes it in her stride that I have fronted up with tek screws and washers ... I can't decide what to do with the Indian yellow oil paint.
I look at my own body and it is a map of my journey. It shows I have lived and loved and am not ready to give it up yet.
Poetic fragments from the journal of an artist, spanning the closing months of a year in the remote desert town of Alice Springs.
In the quiet space of a house, with a new set of bold paints and Rumi and Basho as companions, life unfolds.
`Astute observations of her immediate environment, together with literary pickings, shine through Carol's diary as she prepares to exhibit her paintings. Her healthy self-doubt is balanced by agile and sure prose that has an inviting, chatty confidentiality.' - Rod Moss