Monthly Archives: April 2009
It just must have been the day for it. I heard the same question so many times today that I started to wonder if I was in Groundhog Dog or if someone was just messing with me.
Every second person wanted to be introduced to a literary agent (one in four wanted to be introduced
by Peter M Ball
Book Launch – Sunday June 7th, Conjecture, Adelaide
There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between
I’d like to draw your attention to this little tome, The Lifted Brow #4. It has all sorts of writing-y and music-y goodness going for it. Lyrics by Neil Gaiman on the CDs, stories by writers as amazing as Karen Russell and Rick Moody, among others.
I have been fortunate enough to beta-read this and everything in it is useful and wise. On at least four occasions I found solutions to writerly problems I was suffering. Best of all, it’s written by a writer – a real writer who’s already experienced and overcome the issues and offers up sensible, workable solutions for creating
“I know more about cemeteries than most people. My mother used to take me weekly to visit my father’s grave. My earliest memories are of stone angels and rusting fences. No real feelings beyond a vague sense of having missed out. I do remember my mother, her long dark hair draped around her shoulders like a mourning shawl. If my
*snurched from Girlie Jones’ LJ (Apr. 21st, 2009 at 10:11 AM)
Pimping Aussie Short Stories today.
Here’s the collective Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth http://community.livejournal.com/lastshortstory/2008/12/03/ best of 2008 short story reading list:
The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga…Peter M. Ball (Dreaming Again)
On the Finding of Photographs of My Former Loves… Peter M. Ball (Fantasy)
As We Know It…
Had a very nice meeting with talented young film maker James Findlay yesterday (http://www.vendtheshortfilm.googlepages.com/home) and had a chat about making a film of one of my Daily Cabal microfictions, Sunday Drivers (http://www.dailycabal.com/angela_slatter/). Another mutual friend, the equally talented Mark Kassab wrote a short film script, Sisters, based on Sunday Drivers, and James liked it so much that he wants
So, last night I went along with some friends to see Dreamworks’ Monsters vs Aliens – in the interests of turning off brains, disconnecting from the problems of the world and our bad/complicated/non-existent/failing relationships. Kids’ movies are good for that. Madagascar II distracted me for days from anything serious –
‘Hermione’s Farewell’ is based on Greek mythology (not on Harry Potter characters, thank you very much). It lives here http://www.dailycabal.com/.