Monthly Archives: August 2011

Will my publisher be my publisher forever?

I’ve been doing some mentoring for a few new writers and find myself passing on information that I am surprised isn’t basic knowledge. Then I remind myself that I worked in a writers’ centre for three years, so what
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The Livings Drive-by, I presume: Martin Livings

Martin Livings is another one of those nice, talented Perth people.  His debut novel, Carnies, was published by Hachette in 2006 and has been optioned as a feature film this year. He’s the father of over sixty published
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At home sick with the lurgy, but at least the lovely flowers Brain sent last week to help kick the PhD along are still bright and shiney.

You can see the PhD mess piled around them, and
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Outspoken: a series of conversations with writers

On 7 September, I’ll be doing a reading at one of the Outspoken events at Maleny.

More importantly, Ann Patchett will be ‘in conversation’ after I do my reading 😀 .

Ms Patchett is the author of five novels: the New York Times bestselling Run; The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft,
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The lovely Kaaron Warren asked me about the spark of one of my stories – any story! So I chose Sourdough.

Angela Slatter’s stories display a vision of the world which is a slight shift
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The Getting It Wrong Drive-by: Ramsey Campbell

Photo by Peter Coleborn

I do not blithely throw the word ‘legendary’ around, so you know Ramsey Campbell deserves it.

The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants, his first collection was published in 1964 by the
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Over at Read Horror

Changing Perceptions of Horror – a great article by Simon Marshall-Jones, he of the awesome Spectral Press.

There are two reasons why I am where I am now: first, I have a very deep love of genre literature, in
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Send Charles Tan Away!

A World SF travel fund has been set up by awesome folk such as Lavie Tidhar and Cheryl Morgan to send one person per year to a major SF event. This year the inaugural recipient will
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Something wise snurched from China Miéville’s Rejectamentalist Manifesto

‘A principal rule for writers, and especially those who want to describe their own sensations, is not to believe that their doing so indicates they possess a special disposition of nature in this respect. Others can perhaps do it just as well as you can. Only they do not make a business of it, because it seems to them silly
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The Tangled Drive-by: Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a writer, editor, reviewer, critic, poet, teacher and photographer. He is a Clarion South survivor from 07. Clarions affect everyone differently – some get tattoos, dye their hair, leaves their partners, others give up writing altogether – Chris walked across Japan. He is
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