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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Writer as Perv : Bricolage, Bowerbirding, Observation
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'Recently it was suggested that my creative method (bowerbirding, bricolage, engaged observation) might properly be described as ‘perving’. Affronted, I rejected this accusation. But the idea wouldn’t go away, a question remained. How does observation that informs a story differ from perving or voyeurism? Creative writers lurk everywhere, observing and eavesdropping for quirks and foibles to bring life to their stories. I review my creative methodology against the current discourse about the eclectic methods of enquiry through which writers interrogate the world, including thievery, plagiarism, borrowing, voyeurism, perving, to assess the validity of this charge of perversion.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon New Writing vol. 14 no. 2 May 2017 11377457 2017 periodical issue

    'Writing is words organised in time. That must be so because words are created in time, accessed at a time, both in creation and in reception, and reflect the influence of time (for example, historical time, reflecting indicative language use of the moment, and time taken to use them, reflecting choice, accuracy, creativity, and other attendant aspects at least partially related to the time taken to compose sentences, phrases, and so forth).' (Editorial introduction)

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