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Marisa Wikramanayake
“Ten minutes or so,” the guy at the pizza place says. I nod and walk out. And then walk on. Down Canning Highway, towards Freo. I should have known that when I started out to the pizzeria and found out that the girl at number 196 keeps chickens (who by comparison in size to Trouble the cat MUST be over ...

Preston Point Road, East Fremantle, Western Australia

Marisa Wikramanayake
“Ten minutes or so,” the guy at the pizza place says. I nod and walk out. And then walk on. Down Canning Highway, towards Freo. Canning Highway I should have known that when I started out to the pizzeria and found out that the girl at number 196 keeps chickens (who by comparison in size to Trouble the cat ...

Sri Lanka, December 2015 – February 2016

Marisa Wikramanayake
Destination: Colombo, Sri Lanka Duration: December 2015 – February 2016 Brief: I have crash landed in Colombo again, this time for two months and I will be taking on a bit of freelancing work as well as some work experience at a news organisation though as yet I am not entirely sure exactly what I will be doing so stay ...

Sri Lanka, December 2015 – February 2016

Marisa Wikramanayake
Destination: Colombo, Sri Lanka Duration: December 2015 – February 2016 Brief: I have crash landed in Colombo again, this time for two months and I will be taking on a bit of freelancing work as well as some work experience at a news organisation though as yet I am not entirely sure exactly what I will be doing so stay ...

I am now on Patreon

Marisa Wikramanayake
Over the past year, I have been looking into various means and platforms for crowdfunding. Why? Because I have a lot of ideas for novels and projects and while I make enough to support myself, sometimes these novels and projects incur costs to get them underway. The novels, for example, once the manuscripts are done and at first draft, require ...

I am now on Patreon

Marisa Wikramanayake
Over the past year, I have been looking into various means and platforms for crowdfunding. Why? Because I have a lot of ideas for novels and projects and while I make enough to support myself, sometimes these novels and projects incur costs to get them underway. The novels, for example, once the manuscripts are done and at first draft, require ...

Freelance rates and experience survey

Marisa Wikramanayake
If you came here via the MEAA e-bulletin link, you have come to the right place. If you are a freelance journalist working for Australian publications, we would like to hear from you. We want to know how much you are being paid at each publication as a freelancer, how often and everything else related to it. And we don’t ...

Freelance rates and experience survey

Marisa Wikramanayake
If you came here via the MEAA e-bulletin link, you have come to the right place. If you are a freelance journalist working for Australian publications, we would like to hear from you. We want to know how much you are being paid at each publication as a freelancer, how often and everything else related to it. And we don’t ...

Editor’s notes for Formaldehyde are up!

Marisa Wikramanayake
For those who still don’t know since you know I practically have bombarded you all with information about it – I was judge and editor for Viva La Novella 3 this year and I chose Jane Rawson’s work Formaldehyde and bravely brought her into the land of book titles with less than three words in them. You can buy Jane Rawson’s ...

Editor’s notes for Formaldehyde are up!

Marisa Wikramanayake
For those who still don’t know since you know I practically have bombarded you all with information about it – I was judge and editor for Viva La Novella 3 this year and I chose Jane Rawson’s work Formaldehyde and bravely brought her into the land of book titles with less than three words in them. You can buy Jane Rawson’s ...

Viva La Novella, Formaldehyde and Jane Rawson and I

Marisa Wikramanayake
I just flew back from Melbourne over the weekend. I was in Melbourne for a reason: to help launch a book I had handpicked and edited for the Viva La Novella competition. If you’re following me on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, you would know all about it already. The book was Formaldehyde by Jane Rawson – for months I ...

Viva La Novella, Formaldehyde and Jane Rawson and I

Marisa Wikramanayake
I just flew back from Melbourne over the weekend. I was in Melbourne for a reason: to help launch a book I had handpicked and edited for the Viva La Novella competition. If you’re following me on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, you would know all about it already. The book was Formaldehyde by Jane Rawson – for months I ...

The Readathon has begun!

Marisa Wikramanayake
Author Jane Rawson is a fantastic person. And to attest to that awesomeness she has started a Readathon for the winter months of June and July. Basically you read whatever you like but if you are part of the team, people sponsor you for each book you read and the money goes to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation which I ...

The Readathon has begun!

Marisa Wikramanayake
Author Jane Rawson is a fantastic person. And to attest to that awesomeness she has started a Readathon for the winter months of June and July. Basically you read whatever you like but if you are part of the team, people sponsor you for each book you read and the money goes to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation which I ...

Review: Dure Rey Khan’s Once We Were Kings

Marisa Wikramanayake
In the darkened theatre, an actor (Solayman Belmihoub) splits chalk into two and then raises his head to the audience and starts talking about dichotomies. About how when you are a mix of several different things, people want you to define yourself as one thing or the other. And I lean forward and go “Aha!” I just want to ...

Review: Dure Rey Khan’s Once We Were Kings

Marisa Wikramanayake
In the darkened theatre, an actor (Solayman Belmihoub) splits chalk into two and then raises his head to the audience and starts talking about dichotomies. About how when you are a mix of several different things, people want you to define yourself as one thing or the other. And I lean forward and go “Aha!” I just want to ...