// Liam Dixon

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ABOUT

Liam is the founder and director of Melting Pot. Once a regular performer at Melting Pot events as the writer / frontman for local band Creatures of Karma, these days Liam works as a commercial lawyer by day. When hes not busy doing lawyer stuff or with Melting Pot, Liam loves to write, play and record his own music and see the odd gig around town.

Q&A

How long have you been writing for? Was there a book or article that first inspired you? What are some of the things you've been involved in since you started writing?

Ever since I was able to spell dinosaur names! Towards the end of Prep I was banned from writing about Dinosaurs so I was forced to move on to stories about Dragons. I don't think there was a book or story that first inspired me - it was more realising that words alone could be incredibly powerful... when put in the right order! I guess what I find inspiring is the idea that every great story, every great song, every great idea begins with a blank sheet of paper. We've all got access to a blank sheet of paper and so we all have the ability to write and create something that moves people or that educates or entertains. It seems like too many people forget this.

What are your top 5 favourite albums?

Wow this is tough! I'm just going to go with the last 5 albums I've listened to: Something For Kate - Leave Your Soul To Science; Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - Lonely Avenue; The Avalanches - Since I Left You; The Drones - I See Seaweed; The Frames - The Cost.

Where do you draw your inspiration and ideas from?

Everything and anything! People you speak to, newspapers, music, books, movies - there's no limits really.

Who are your top 5 favourite writers?

This is pretty much impossible! I'll try and give a range: Mitch Alborn, Paul Kelly, I like Ken Robinson's books (although I'm not sure if he really wrote it or they're just his ideas), Harper Lee and E. L. James. No just kidding about the last one... maybe Aaron Sorkin?