Category Archives: On Writing: General
A very talented writer herself, Meg hits on a basic truth here.
… you can hear me breathing and no, not in a creepy phonecall kind of way.
Having returned from the whirlwind of Conflux in Canberra, barely escaping mummification by the hotel’s heating system (BTW: if you need somewhere to mummify a body, talk to me),
So, I think we may have *just* missed Women in Horror month, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out Lisa Hannett’s latest post over at This is Horror. Any time is a good time to read creepy stuff by excellent women writers.
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Okay, this is what arrived in this morning’s mail – sorry for the dodgy video (hey, I’m a writer, not a cinematographer), but I wanted to show how gorgeous and special this book is. A Book of Horrors, super-mega-ultra-special edition.
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
So, “St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” has had a redrafting, which means the beginning is a bit more interesting than the version I posted a few weeks ago. It is also, at 15 112 words, the longest short story
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