Wollongong Writers Festival Wrap-up

Wollongong Writers Festival Wrap-up

One of the important things about being a writer, is not just churning out the words, re-writes and edits in your dark writer’s cave, but also connecting with other writers and story-tellers to connect with your people, your community. Local writers festivals are a great…

Crime writing tips: Some lessons I learnt from Jane Harper at the Sydney Writers Festival

Crime writing tips: Some lessons I learnt from Jane Harper at the Sydney Writers Festival

Ah, the Sydney Writers Festival. That place of baby boomers and a strange distrust of genre fiction in the program. That place where I actually got told off in a session for live-tweeting by the person sitting next to me. Yes. Live-tweeting at a writers…

Reblog: 13 Habits of Ridiculously Prolific Authors by Meg Dowell

Reblog: 13 Habits of Ridiculously Prolific Authors by Meg Dowell

This is a great article on prolific writers. I need to print this list out and stick it to my writing office wall!!! via 13 Habits of Ridiculously Prolific Writers

Weird Fiction and Other Fun Labels: An Interview with Deborah Biancotti

Weird Fiction and Other Fun Labels: An Interview with Deborah Biancotti

I really loved Bad Power and I wanted more. I didn’t actually think that Deborah would agree to an interview, but to my pleasant surprise, she did. Not only has she supplied me with lengthy answers, many are also very thoughtful. Read on to find…

Another Interview with Myself

Another Interview with Myself

Not because I’m inherently narcissistic but because my faithful livejournal reader, squint13, was curious and wanted the following questions answered. What’s your writing process like? The short answer is that my writing process is still evolving as I am new to this game and it…

Conflux Writers Day

Conflux Writers Day

Well. What a whirlwind weekend I had in Canberra with the Conflux Writers Day and the 2014 Aurealis Awards. This is the second time I’ve attended the Aurealis and I hope that I can continue to keep attending to support nominees and to have a…

The Allure of Steampunk: An Interview with Richard Harland

The Allure of Steampunk: An Interview with Richard Harland

A short while after the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival I thought about interviewing a steampunk author to go with my posts on steampunk. Of course, I soon thought of steampunk author Richard Harland. I really enjoy his novels and had met him once…

UOW Writing Panel: Tips on publication

UOW Writing Panel: Tips on publication

On the 24th of April, I attended a Panel on Writing at the University of Wollongong. I got permission afterwards to blog what was discussed for the benefit of my readers. Hopefully everyone gets something out of this! The panel was led by Prof. Ivor…

Writing Tip of the Day: Hammer those words out!

Writing Tip of the Day: Hammer those words out!

The other day I wrote 2000 words of my ms. It was the first time I’d worked on my novel in about six months. I always had excuses. Exchange, work, family life, uni, etc. Really it was procrastination. I’m one of those people who has…