Callum's attitude to writing is this: know when to start, know when to stop and learn how to cross the line and laugh in the face of the moral majority.
Callum has been writing ever since his literature tutor worked out he was a slacker back in 1992. From that moment, which he remembers well, he wrote a suite of poems about Footscray and got them published just to spite her.
He has since had short stories and poems published, two plays staged, newspaper articles burned in public and an email duel with some bloke from a publishing house.
Callum is currently working on three novels: Dead Rabbit, The Exit Line and an unnamed narrative about a lurid gothic town in the Mallee (Central Victoria). Each novel is an example of gritty realism and Callum is a big fan of first person present tense because it brings a sense of immediacy to the writing and suits his brand of storytelling.