Category Archives: On Writing: General

Signed copies of Vigil in Brisneyland

Photo by Hachette peeps

Photo by Hachette peeps

So today is the Official Vigil in stores day! As you can see by the celebrating Hachetteers to the left.

I went in to visit with the lovely Pulpsters and what should arrive as I
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Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Despatches from KSP – Day 14: How to Commit Critique

Well, this will be my last Despatch from KSP! Tomorrow I head home to Brisneyland and my normal life. I’m looking forward to
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Despatches from KSP – Day 11

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Despatches from KSP – Day 11: Top Five Tips for Public Readings

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the KSP Literary Dinner and talking to people who are passionate about writing
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Meanwhile, over at Kaaron Warren’s place …

st-dymphna4… I take part in her “Refreshing the Wells” series.

Angela Slatter is an astonishingly good writer. Her story in In Your Face is one of my faves of the year so far,
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Despatches from KSP – Day 7

Art by Kathleen Jennings

Art by Kathleen Jennings

I’ve written before about rejections and how to handle the dent they make in your self-esteem, and I think it’s advice that bears revisiting from time to time. One thing any writer
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Top Ten Tuesday!

jfbCoz it’s still Tuesday in the UK!

Over at the JFB blog I give my Top Ten Tip for Curing Writer’s Block.

Because I am full of opinions and bright (and sometimes not so bright) ideas.

Talking about believable characters

WQ-251-WebBannerOver 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
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More Tor.com Talking: Angela and Lisa on the Love-Hate Relationship with Short Stories

SorrowsandSuch_FINAL_hiresStill talking! 😛

Lisa and I on loving and hating short vs long stories.

Over at Cultured Vultures …

writing-in-a-notebook… 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
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For the writers amongst you …

Artwork by Kathleen Jennings

Artwork by Kathleen Jennings

… 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.