Category Archives: On Writing: General
Over at the Queensland Writers Centre WQ Magazine, I talk about my Top Five Tips for Believable Characters.
Characters: we love them, we hate them, sometimes we want to be them, but the most important thing is that, no matter how
Still talking! 😛
Lisa and I on loving and hating short vs long stories.
… I talk Networking.
Specifically, I offer my top five tips for navigating the minefield that is networking as a writer.
“Networking” isn’t a dirty word. Unfortunately, sometimes it feels dirty. Some writers will tell you that the entire idea of networking dilutes or
… here’s a really interesting and useful post on whether or not you do, or should, write every day. Thanks to A.M. Rycroft for this one.
This is a post from a few years back, but the advice is still good and it seems like an appropriate time to re-post it given a few discussions I’ve had recently. So, read, enjoy, take note.
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
The lovely Mr Mark Barnes asked if I’d write a short blog post for him about how important editing is to your work at every stage. I wrote a lot. May contain ranting, but there is also lots
… I talk about online presence for writers in Online Presence: Pros, Perils and Possibilities. Thanks to Dr Donna Hancox for the opportunity to opine!
I often hear newer writers (of varying ages) say they want their writing to speak for itself. They’re filled with
We, now that the final tweaks are on Vigil and it’s off on its journey, there’s no reason not to start writing the sequel. Corpselight is the second of the Verity Fassbinder books. The first draft of the opening is