Almanac Book Review: Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ reviewed by Ben Kirkby

Deakin Uni Creative Writing student Ben Kirkby had never read a Stephen King novel, and still hasn’t. But he was drawn to King’s ‘On Writing’. So engaged, Ben felt compelled to take notes. He eventually turned those notes into this review. [Lots of good tips here, as you would expect – JTH]

AFL 2020: A Reflection (featuring this year’s Premiership poster)

Ben the Artist returns with his thoughts on the season like no other and reveals his annual premiership poster to celebrate the Tigers’ back-to-back flags.

AFL Premiership Posters (with a nod to WEG)

Taking his lead from the late WEG, Ben the Artist has produced a series of premiership posters of his own. [First published in early 2018, he has added the Eagles and Tigers posters – Ed]

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Ignition

In Ben Kirkby’s latest column the writers make a pact.

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Flash of Inspiration

Ben Kirkby and the young writers are at it again. This time they’re looking at what helps them with ideas for stories.

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Modus Operandi

Ben Kirkby and his writers’ group get together again to discuss Pantsers and Plotters. [Things have changed since my day – Ed]

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Conflict, of interest

Ben Kirkby and friends gather again and the discussion turns to conflict.

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Test of Character

In Ben Kirkby’s second column about his writers’ group, he relates their discussion about character.

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Common Cause

Deakin writing student Ben Kirkby (who has written for the Almanac in recent times) begins his new column about his writers’ group which meets regularly to chew the fat about their writing and the process of writing. (Welcome back Ben – Ed)

Tiger Turbulence: From strained nerves to heavenly bliss

Ben Kirkby gives us his take on Richmond’s incredible end to the season when nerves gave way to joy (featuring some of Ben’s artwork too).

Footy Art: 2019 Potential Premiers?

As has become his custom, Ben Kirkby has prepared a batch of premiership posters for those teams still in the hunt. Dare to dream, if your side is still in it. Which one do you think will stand the test of time?

A Footy Newcomer’s Story Volume 2: The Richmond Rollercoaster Ride

Some Tiger fans just can’t forget the ride that was the 2017 premiership year. Here, footy latecomer Ben the Artist relives the trip that got to the station sooner than originally expected.

A Footy Newcomer’s Story: Discovering a Surprise Interest in AFL Footy

Originally from country New South Wales, Deakin student Ben the Artist recounts the story of how he came to follow the game of Australian football, and then one team in particular.

2018 AFL Potential Premiers?

Ben the Artist has developed a potential 2018 Premiership poster for each of the participating finalists.