Monthly Archives: February 2011
In which there is Shadowy Snoopy Dancing
The short list for the 2010 Australian Shadows Award has been released and it’s awesome to see names of some very talented friends there, including Peter M. Ball, Kirstyn McDermott, Liz Gryzb and Felicity Dowker.
I was lucky enough to get two mentions, one in Long Fiction for The Girl with No Hands and Other Stories (Ticonderoga Publications) and one in
Oh, please go here and listen!
Lisa L. Hannett’s Bluegrass Symphony is out this year.
As a treat (read: teaser) she’s uploaded a reading of part of one her stories! Minotaurs and wolves, oh my!
‘The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds’ appears in the second half
An editing tip
I’ve been doing some editing for someone else and I’m reminded yet again of one of the rookie mistakes writers make.
When you’re reading through to find all the repetitions in your text – coz I know y’all do that like good writers – make sure you go to your friend
“We fell” – On the Import of Words
I’m re-reading John Connolly’s The Black Angel because (a) he is one of my favourite authors and (b) the book is a wonderful documentation of slowly occurring, incrementally increasing loss. I admire the craft in the book, as well as enjoying the effect of the plotting and the
The Tender Drive-by: Margo Lanagan
What can I possibly say about Margo Lanagan that you don’t already know? At Clarion South, she referred to me as a ‘witch’, and it was a compliment. She has been My Queen ever since. Margo is the
For those of us struggling with our PhDs
I love you, McSweeney’s and Luke Burns.
The “Snake Fight”
Portion Of Your
BY LUKE BURNS
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Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There
On how to give a reading
One of the things I spoke to the One Book Many Brisbanes mentees about last weekend was the importance of learning how to do a reading in public. Things like practice, realising that what looks lovely on the page doesn’t
Shallow and Superficial
Peter Tennant asked me the questions that gave me the opportunity to be “just as shallow and superficial as the rest of us” … so, in effect, an extended version
Belatedly, here are some of my farewell gifts from QWC. Some might say they know me far too well …