Monthly Archives: November 2009
Or rather, where will I be? At the QWC Hachette Manuscript Development program this weekend, as the QWC rep and person who makes good useful things happen and stops bad unhelpful things from happening. And hopefully I won’t get them mixed up.
We’re at O’Reilly’s http://www.oreillys.com.au/ until Wednesday morning, talking to publishers from Hachette Australia, an agent from Cameron
And anyone who knows me will tell you how offensive I can be … but also charming, when I put my mind to it. What is rare is wonderful …
However, it’s not really a charm offensive and it’s not really about me … I just really liked the title … of course, I have a headache so my taste could
What cheers you up even more than bacon patches? Seeing stills of the movie that’s been made of one of your short stories, that’s what! Huzzah. And creepy thing is: the dead girl looks exactly as I imagined her in my head when I wrote the story.
Sisters is based on Sunday Drivers, which appeared at The Daily Cabal.
Selections from the Glossary to the 1911 Writer’s Market (Beirce, ed) by Matthew David Brozik
Agent, n. 1. The writer’s fiduciary. 2. The publisher’s first line of defense.
Aspire, v. Literally, to breathe; figuratively, to have ambition. The unpublished writer knows them to be the same.
Author tour, n. To the post office for stamps, to the café for espresso, to Mom
This from the terribly wise Rachelle Gardner. Most writers don’t seem to understand this part of the business, so please have a read – it’s essential to know the business you’re in and its workings – it’s in your own interests to be an informed writer. This is an American agent, so things may differ slightly to the Oz scene,
The new VanderMeer novel Finch is officially out tomorrow. Take part in the Insurgency Campaign at http://www.finchthenovel.com/readers/
Order the book onlines from the below or, indeed, go into a real bookstore, touch books, drink coffee, eat danishes, see humans, buy books.
The delightful Marshall Payne interviews me over at his Super-Sekrit Clubhouse. There are also some awesome interviews with Amal El-Mohtar, Mike Allen, Vylar Kaftan and more.
… who, I think, has just gone onto my pinup boy list.
Do you know what today’s kids need? Thumb amputation, that’s what …
The American writer Maurice Sendak, already one of my heroes, has climbed even higher in my estimation. Asked what he would say to parents of young children who were concerned that the imminent film of his