It's a bit late to do the 'New Year' post, I suppose. The only excuse I have is that it's been quite a busy end to 2015 and hasn't really slowed down yet. Hopefully that's about to change 🙂 Anyway, writing wise, I've been flat out. I had an idea for a new YA fantasy … Continue reading Much Writing
I've been a little absent from my blog for the last few weeks. Firstly there was the Scone Literary Long Weekend, which you can read about in the post below, which I reblogged from Kaz Delaney's site, and then the worst thing that can happen to a writer happened. (Well, maybe not, but I think … Continue reading A Slightly Belated Post and a New Release.
It's been a year of writing lots of stuff so far. This year seems to have been my year of having too many ideas - although I'm yet to be convinced that having too many ideas is actually a problem if you're a writer. Earlier this year, Frontier Resistance (Book 2 in the Frontier Series) … Continue reading Writing in 2015 (So far)
I headed off to the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival yesterday. It was a chilly morning when we left the Upper Hunter at around 5am, but we made good time, and arrived just before the registration time of 9am. It's always a bit of a guessing game travelling to Sydney from here. On a … Continue reading NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival
I missed blog posting last week as I was at Continuum - Melbourne's Speculative Fiction Convention. It was a great weekend, catching up with people I met last year, and being on panels and attending panels. Cons are great fun. My biggest problem is making sure I don't panel myself to death. I love hearing … Continue reading Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)
I've had a flat out week. It's been a real doozy. I went over to Swancon last week, and participated as a panellist and the paperback version of Frontier Resistance was officially released as well, and then this weekend has been the critique and winner reveals of Freshly Squeezed Reads #c1blitz. Swancon was great. I … Continue reading Swancon and the #c1blitz!
On Thursday I'm hopping on an aeroplane and heading off to Perth. I'm lucky enough to be going to Swancon - Perth's Science Fiction convention. It's the fortieth anniversary of Swancon, and this year it's the Natcon - or National Convention. At Swancon, on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, Frontier Resistance will be launched in paperback … Continue reading Official Release of Frontier Resistance Paperback – Swancon 40
I've been attending sessions at the Newcastle Writers Festival all weekend. I purchased tickets to a number of sessions, and had a great time. Garth Nix reaffirmed for me that you don't necessarily have to outline your stories to write a good one. I generally know where I'm starting, know where I'm finishing, and a … Continue reading Fine Lines, Freedom and Responsibility
If you've been living under a rock, you might have missed the announcement that one of the world's most loved authors passed away last week. I was never going to do a post like this - probably like many others - but here I am, reflecting on the life and work of Terry Pratchett. I … Continue reading Terry Pratchett
I've just spent about two hours trying to embed a link so that a magazine will show up on my blog. Have you ever had a moment when you do the thing last that you should have done first? After fiddling with the html, copying, pasting, downloading embedding tools, shaking my head, threatening to disown … Continue reading New Magazine