Monthly Archives: August 2012

In the strange space …

… where I write very little short fiction.

I was thinking this morning that I’ve been in the space for a couple of years now. The kind of short fiction output I had a couple of year ago was
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Writerly advice

Yes! Coz that’s what you want first thing in the morning before the coffee has kicked in! Yes, I KNOW it’s almost 10am, but for me that is first thing in the morning on the weekends – the only sleep-in
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Grimm Goldfish

Happy to report that the two stories up at the lovely Goldfish Grimm are by two of my Clarion South 09 mates, Suzanne Willis and Aidan Doyle.

The Faerie Tailor” and “The Executioner’s Hat” provide
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King Death by Paul Finch

So as part of my quest to get through the TBR pile threatening to tumble from my bedside table and crush me in my sleep, I’m trying to read a short story or a novel chapter religiously before bed. Last
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Reminder to Self

As I sit here, sludging my way through a new story and hating the words that are being extruded, I have to keep reminding myself of first principles.

The main one is that first drafts are brain-vomit. They
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Pack your black: Darkness Downunder Horror and Dark Fantasy Writing Panel

And so on 11 August I get to appear on a panel with two of my fave writers and dearest friends at Logan North Library as part of the Logan Sci-Fi and Fantasy Month. Huzzah! Details below:

Where: Logan North Library,
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