Aussie Yarns - Dave Goddard

Stories about Australia

October Update

Hi and just to let you know where things are up to.


One item for this month has been the release of my second novel, “The WILUNA Solution” as an Audio Book. It’s available through me on the website or, if you to, contact me using Facebook or else using to ask about it. I also understand that a version of “Hiding Place” is close to being produced as well.


I’ve completed the sections I wanted to put up about Self-Publishing. I don’t pretend to be an expert but maybe I’ll say something that will help people if they want to go down the self-publishing line.

At the start of each section, I use this introduction:

I need to make it clear to whomever reads this article that I’m not a university student of literature, nor a lecturer. I don’t even class myself as an author. I say I’m a raconteur who can write logically. But during my study for a first degree, I took a unit called English 10, which I passed. So I enrolled in English 20 for the following year. The focus was on Shakespeare and it took me about three weeks to decide it wasn’t for me. My study continued and I achieved a Ph.D, but in an area far removed from literature. So my formal literature background is limited.  in reading this, therefore, please view me as someone who’s gone from writing formal research reports to creating fictional novels via a process of orally stories. This foray into explaining some intricacies of self-publishing is about why I did it, how, what happened and to share the information with anyone who’s interested. I’m not setting out to be an expert, to try to present a treatise, to outline a new way of writing fiction, to challenge established writing processes or to create a new vernacular to describe writing fiction. I’m just telling my story in language as simple I can muster.


I’m doing a lot of presentations on my writing over the coming months to various clubs and interested entities such as Writers’ Clubs and Writers’ Festivals. If you are someone you know would be interested in having a guest presenter at something like those areas mentioned, feel free to mention my name . Contact can be be made via or else


I’ve put up a second update on how this novel is progressing. It’s under the heading of NOVELS on the website and I am enjoying the process immensely. I say why in the update,

In addition, several more stories are up for reading under SHORT STORIES, and 101.7 presents another reading by Paul this coming Saturday, 29th October.

Trust you are all well.

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