Holly Ringland’s Nested dolls: ‘Inner storytelling’ and the creative writing process is not set in the hallowed classrooms of civilised New York universities. As a white ranger in the Australian Central Desert, Ringland experienced the overwhelming reality of the 2007 Northern Territory Intervention and a hidden abusive relationship. In this memoir/dissertation she gives a moving account of five years of trauma, during which she ‘rediscovered creative writing and through writing fiction began to edit [her] “inner storytelling” … learning to “draw positive meaning” … from traumatic experience’.
I have survived my first doctoral peer-review: Australia’s A-ranked TEXT journal has published my paper, Nested dolls: ‘Inner storytelling’ and the creative writing process.
The General Editor summarises my contribution to the October 2013 issue: