Paul Greenway

Jatiluwih rice fields, Bali


You know my name is Paul Greenway and you're probably aware that I'm a writer now based in Mannum, along the River Murray in South Australia. I've been blessed with a varied career dominated by 9 years as an intelligence officer and another 9 years as a writer of guidebooks for Lonely Planet. After a stint of teaching, and then working in Indonesia, I am now writing again - as well as filming. Not making much money, admittedly, but having a great time.

My Work

Much of my efforts over the past few years have been directed towards writing, redrafting and editing several novels. starting with a political satire (or something) called Bali & Oates published by JoJo Publishing (Melbourne 2013). The second in the trilogy, Vietnamnesia, has been self-pubished and is now available through Amazon, with the final Afghans & Malaise being redrafted. Also available through Aamazon is Bali Billy about a middle-aged couple from Australia who run away to Bali to escape their over-dependent adult children still living with them.

My Plans

Writing has been put on hold as I focus more on filming, starting with the Bali in a Minute YouTube channel with 336 one-minute clips about everything to see and do in Bali. This has morphed into the Ubud in a Minute YouTube channel which I plan to create and film in Bali during June/July 2015. It also allows businesses in Ubud to promote themselves with one-minute clips in return for a modest fee or a free meal or room.

Sarawak, Malaysia

My Dreams

As you may have gathered, I love writing and travelling, and many of my articles and photos have been published by travel magazines, newspapers and websites in Australia and Asia. My mantra is: I will go anyway to write anything, and let's talk about the money later. Also, I have returned to writing guidebooks with Travel Pack: Bali & Lombok (Tuttle Publishing, USA) now available and a photo-book, Journey Through Bali  & Lombok (Periplus, Singapore) to be released later in 2015.

Recently, I found it easier and more rewarding to write movie and television scripts. What I have written is quirky and, I believe, entertaining but yet to attract much attention from producers. Two scripts Cinnamon Sweat and Heaven Nor Hell have now been converted into novellas and available for free on Smashwords.

My Support

To supplement my meagre income as a writer and to share my skills, knowledge and experience, I am happy to help others with their writing by offering editing, proof-reading and ghost-writing. Most recently, I worked extensively on The Hard Way Home by Allan Roberts about his travels across more than 50 countries over three years. I am also experienced in speaking at festivals and conducting writing workshops.

Taiping Zoo, Malaysia

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