Category Archives: On Writing: General
I’m both delighted and amused to see my little (profanity-ridden) Brain Jar Press writer chap as one of the finalists for the Locus Awards for Non-Fiction!
The shortlists are here.
… & Even More Sage Advice!
Yes, my second Writer Chap is out from Brain Jar Press. A companion volume for Your Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice.
Filled with unsolicited (but generally useful) advice, anecdotes, occasional subtweets, comments about writers drinking
Oh, hello, my poor neglected blog!
Just popping in to share a lovely review from Reviewers of Oz of my Brain Jar Press chapbook You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice! This little book is part of
You’ve been writing for a while. Several years, in fact. You’ve even been publishing some (or a lot) of what you write.
All those stories are defunct, right? After they’ve appeared, and gone through the awards cycle (where they either
The latest project from Brain Jar Press is the Writer Chaps series, which is now up for pre-order. Season One contains writing advice from myself, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Kaaron Warren, Alan Baxter and Sean Williams. (Do I love
All the Murmuring Bones, my first novel for Titan Books, will be out on or about 9 March 2021 (in Aus, the UK and the US). It’s a gothic fantasy set in the world of the Sourdough and Bitterwood mosaic collections (from Tartarus Press).
Titan will have the novel up at NetGalley in the new year, so if you’re a
This is another redux article ( I wrote the original version for The Australian Writer’s Marketplace back in the mists of time).
Competitions, Crafting Through Critiquing, and the Short Story
I’m often asked how to win short story writing competitions:
I wrote this post back in 2010 – remember 2010? When we could travel and didn’t feel the urge to torch-and-pitchfork anyone who coughed near us? Remember airports? Remember complaining about them? Remember how bad the coffee was and
We’ve all been there, had those moments when even cleaning the toilet seems better than writing. Some days the words are not interested in you at all and you reciprocate in kind. However, you’ve got to finish this piece