Monthly Archives: May 2010
FableCroft’s upcoming anthology, Worlds Next Door, comes with access to teaching materials – which makes sense seeing as it’s an anthology for school-age children. Details are here: http://worldsnextdoor.wordpress.com/
A brilliant new collection of speculative fiction stories for 9-13 year olds. Worlds Next Door has its own website containing lesson plans and ideas, free
The Queen herself, Kim Wilkins, is teaching for QWC again. All hail!
There’s the Express Year of the Novel, the Year of the Edit and the Year of the Novel Online (YONline 3). The first two are members only courses, but the third can be done by anyone, anywhere, with access to t’internet.
Go here for a look-see http://www.qwc.asn.au/Shop/List/1.aspx
… by Maggie Stiefvater (via Tansy Rayner Roberts). I like this post because it’s sensible and it puts responsibility for the writing, or lack thereof, squarely where it belongs – with the writer. Even if you don’t have kids, you can still find ways to waste time and make excuses for not writing
I am so proud to be able to show this off – this will be the cover illustration for Sourdough & Other Stories. Rosalie and Ray from Tartarus Press approached Stephen Clark (http://www.thesinginggarden.co.uk/) about doing this and I’m pleased to say that I am both delighted and completely creeped out by the result:
And yes, it’s pretty. It’s cute. It’s slim and attractive. I might even be tempted to take it out for a drink if it could hold forth intelligently on matters of re-loading fairytales and shoe purchasing.
But, as I whispered to it
… when only the LOLcats can express what’s really happening inside of me:
QWC and Hachette Australia are once again running the famed manuscript development program. It won’t get you a publishing contract with Hachette but it will get you a manuscript that’s been looked at and critiqued by professionals – one that can sent on to other publishers and agents in a better shape than it started out in. That
In the interests of providing information that is both useful as well as facetious, I sent delightful freelance editor, Abigail Nathan, a list of questions to answer. She didn’t wanna. So I sent a couple of enforcers around (two out-of-work actors dressed up as Star Wars Storm Troopers) … to save us all