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Children’s Orthotics

My son is obsessed with little athletics. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday he is on the training track running cross country distances and doing hurdles. I’m very proud of him and I love that he’s found something he’s passionate about…
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Magnolia History

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the origin of plants and trees in my area. You likely walk past a magnolia tree every day. You may even own one yourself. Have you ever wondered about the history of the…
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No More Cars

You wouldn’t believe how many pitches I get sent to me about books involving cars and mechanics. It’s like I’m some sort mechanic-writing magnet. I don’t understand why everyone thinks that books about cars would be so appealing on a…
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Guest Post: Dirge

Finally, the Dirge can have the time in the spotlight he so clearly deserves! The Dirge would like to thank the owner of this website for so kindly giving up the space for his Australia’s Next Top Office profile.  It’s…
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The Workshop Compendium

Dear Editor, Tom Burden is a man, but he’s more than just a man. He’s a man with a mission. His mission is to visit all of the car service shops in Victoria and compare them. Putting his reviews online,…
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Ultimate Solar Guide

Dear Editor, My book is about energy. At least, it will be. I haven’t actually written it yet, but I definitely have a lot of ideas swirling around. I don’t believe in doing work if you don’t know you’ll be…
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Car Sale Novel

Dear Editor, Do you have any idea how hard it is to sell a car these days? This is the struggle of Melbourne anthropologist Tom McDaniel, who has forty-eight hours to sell his car, or the entire city will go…
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Giggle McWiggle Pitch

Dear Editor,  Giggle McWiggle has been dreaming of the day that he will master the four elements of Hirule: smoke, blood, glass and sugar. After defeating his arch-rival, Garthablog the Twenty-Seventh and saving his girlfriend, Giggle departs on a journey…
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The Mind Mechanic

No luck. Now I have to keep going to TAFE and learning to do car air conditioning services like everyone else. For the record, even if I had developed telekinetic powers, I’d still have kept doing mechanic stuff…I’d just be…
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Kitchens Through the Years

Now that everyone in Melbourne is as obsessed with kitchens as I am, I think it’s finally time for a comprehensive book. Like, a coffee table book, for perusing at your leisure, or just leaving there as something for visitors…
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