Category Archives: On Publishing
Professionals have a range of bios of varying lengths and depths that can be tweaked at a moment’s notice when an editor asks you for it.
Amateurs shudder, throw themselves on fainting couches and howl ‘Whatever shall I say about myself in the third person!?’
So, noobs, here is your task
So, with “St Dymphna’s” in the bag for now, I’ve started on a new Bitterwood Bible story. Here is an extract from “The Night Stair”.
The Night Stair
The Steward is a tall man, entirely bald, gaunt in the face, yet rotund in the belly. His legs
The program for this year’s Gold Coast Literati Festival is now available here.
I’m on the bill and very excited to be going – I’ll be giving a masterclass on polishing short stories.
You can also come along and see the likes of Katherine Howell, Matt Condon, Kari Gislasson,
Over at Fantasy Literature, Terry Weyma reviews Nightmare seventh issue, which includes “The Coffin-Maker’s Daughter”, Elizabeth Hand’s “The Bacchae”, Marc Laidlaw’s “Bonfires”, and “Gravitas” by Weston Ocshe.
Go here to read.
The lovely Harry has included me in his series on Women in Genre.
I don’t know why, but I have a thing for fairy tales. Despite most female characters in fairy tales fall in two categories – subordinate, good girls or wicked, petty
… the delightful and talented Haralambi Markov is devoting this month at his blog to posting about the female writers in speculative fiction who have influenced him and his writing. It’s a fascinating and personal series,
Yes, the successful people get it too – sorry if you thought there was a point where the writerly angst went away!
Alan is running a series with writers answering questions about angst and how they (or don’t) cope. Standby for Kaaron Warren, Jo Anderton, Lisa
Multi-award winning Fantasy author, Doctor Who commentator, PhD owner, caster of the pod Galactic Suburbia, and newly minted crime author, Tansy Rayner Roberts is one of the leading voices of the Australian Speculative Fiction Scene. I had a chat with her about her new novel, A Trifle
Here’s the thing about being a writer: we’re all terribly insecure to one degree or another. Although we’ve chosen a solitary profession, preferring largely to spend time with imaginary friends rather than flesh and blood ones, we still want some attention. Some sign that we’re not writing