I work as a sustainability educator and sometimes a high school teacher.
Do you have a process for writing or does it depend on the project? Depends on the project but the nuts and bolts are essentially the same: sit at the desk and try not to think too much. Having a studio space out of home has revolutionised my writing-working day. It means I leave my bedroom and even brush my teeth. I guess it has revolutionised my social life in that way too.
What’s the one invention you thought would have been invented by now? An automatic decision-maker would be useful. You could feed in all the factors and if you didn’t like the decision, that would still be a decision.
A piece of advice your sixteen year old self would give you. Oh dear. I don’t know if I could trust her advice. She’d tell me to drop Maths and Science and focus on Drama and Art. But Humanities will get you nowhere, I’d tell her. She’ll probably end up with a now defunct Creative Arts degree, writing from a dingy studio somewhere, and then where will she be?
What’s next? I’ve been having a great time collaborating with Melbourne performers Lachlan Macleod and Cam Venn on a web series and a radio play. Also (eek), a novel.