|DIANE MURRAY - ACADEMIC / CREATIVE
Diane Murray is an interior architect, writer and sometimes poet who has been totally seduced by the process of online study.
She completed her MA in Creative Writing in 2006 and is currently undertaking her PhD at Swinburne on the subject of Marion Leathem, a pioneering Australian newspaper editor from the 19th Century.
Her articles and short stories have been published in professional publications and online journals. Her short story, Jessie, won the Woorilla Festival of Words and she is currently working on her first novel, Printers Ink, a biography in epistolary form and a collection of short stories.
Her research into Australian feminist history and the psychology of writing biographical fiction, is the subject of her exegesis and has generated an interesting and diverse range of subjects for investigation into the areas of fact versus fiction, and transference, in the writing process.
Diane is the Deputy Chairman of the New South Wales Writers Centre based in Rozelle, Sydney and is keen to promote the accessibility of writing in all forms. Her particular writing interests are epistolary fiction, biography, historical fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and young adult fiction.
Diane believes her passion for online study and writing are worthy pursuits, proving that not all addictions are bad for you and words are less fattening than chocolate.