Des switched from Melbourne’s Bayside writer’s group to Ravenshoe, Cairns and Atherton writers’ groups. Through a great variety of members and friendships Des has learnt much and yet still hungers for more. He currently runs Word Weavers, a writer’s group at Atherton, a fortnightly episode of mirth, misery, and mystery, as members entertain with Weaved stories of delight.
At Tropical Writers Inc in Cairns he has learnt the mastery of writing books from accomplished writers. He may not have learnt the principles of English use during his school days and still struggles with its proper use. Back in the days, the end of Form 3 was the signal to be free of all that stuff about teachers and learning. But now, in the years of appreciation for such thing, he is learning from his fellow writers and creators of stories.
Des has just released a fiction novel as his latest achievement, a 245-page novel, a story based in Melbourne, This Home Where. Other published books include Timid Drip and a book of Poems called Fragments of My Mind. Des’ stories can be found on Facebook: Fragments of My Mind, Des O’Neill: Short Stories.
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