Monthly Archives: June 2011
I’m moving house and if I never see another box of stuff or ancient dust bunny under recently moved furniture I will be a happy writer.
I’ve been in a three bedroom house for almost 8 years and it’s amazing how much crap-collecting this encourages. Previously, I’ve moved every
The Shallows Drive-by: Favel Parrett
Favel Parrett, quite apart from possessing an awesome writerly name, is also an awesome writer. And a lovely person. Favel was a participant in one of the first QWC-Hachette Manuscript Development Programs in 2008 and the very beautiful Past
Thanks, Rick Kleffel
Wow, Mr K’s Agony Column has a lovely, lovely review of Sourdough and Other Stories.
Our world is wrought not from atoms and molecules, but emotion and vision. Colors are not the result of wavelengths and photons, but feelings and intuitions. The soil we walk upon is not dirt; it is our memories, layered with love
Best Font Ever
I don’t know from whence it came originally, but I stole it from Dr Tansy and she got it from Dr Helen Merrick – it comes from Doctors, it must be legit! 😀
Sound Advice from Bothersome Words
On how hiring an editor is just like hiring any tradesperson
There are many ways to go about hiring a freelance editor to help you with your fledgling manuscript or document. You can trawl through the Yellow Pages, check Google, contact your local Writers’ Centres or dip into the directories of numerous Societies of Editors.
Courtesy of Charles Tan:
Brain and I had a conversation about this very matter the other week. I have not read the Game of Thrones series – this is not a reason to burn me at the stake, for
Nebula Awards 2010 Interview: Christopher Kastensmidt by Marshall Payne
The perspicacious Mr Marshall Payne conducts one of his Nebula Award interviews, this time with Christopher Kastensmidt. It is here, over at the SFWA site.
Review of A Book of Endings
My review of Deborah Biancotti’s wonderful A Book of Endings is up over at ASif.
Deborah Biancotti’s first collection of short stories is jaw-droppingly good. Dammit.
These twenty-one stories, some reprints, some shiny and new, spanning the period 2000–2009,
The Secret is out at last and I can stop being mysterious
At last! I can talk about this!!
Legendary editor Stephen Jones has announced his new project, an anthology of original, commissioned horror stories. A Book of Horrors has the cover below (quiver), and my story ‘The Coffin-maker’s Daughter’ in it!
The Pinstripe Drive-by: Cate Gardner
Cate Gardner, she of the clever and creepy Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits*, is the third cab off the chapbook rank at Spectral Press. Following true to form for this lovely independent press, her contribution Nowhere Hall, has sold