Category Archives: Writing news

Life gets in the way

I wish I could say I’ve been neglecting this blog because I’m hard at work on my novel edits or learning ebook formatting. Something productive. Nope. Just been busy with life stuff. Work’s been a bit more demanding than usual, … Continue reading

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Fauxcon and the Aurealis Awards

Headlining this after-action report: I did not win an Aurealis Award. The gong in my category, Best Fantasy Short Story, went to the very deserving “Where the Pelican Builds Her Nest” by Thoraiya Dyer from the In Your Face anthology. … Continue reading

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When the waveform collapses

Tonight, at a Swancon event in Perth, the Aurealis Awards winners will be announced. By 10 pm local time (or so), I’ll know if I’m an award-winning short story writer or – far more likely – someone who gets to … Continue reading

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Talking Touchstones

Today I’m over at Leife Shallcross’ blog, talking about inspirational touchstones. Leife’s running a rather excellent series of posts with Australian speculative writers, talking about where their inspiration to write began and how their story touchstones have influenced their writing … Continue reading

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My Life with Newsletters

When I was in primary school, one of my mates – I want to say his name was Scott, but I think I’m misremembering – had a newsletter. As best I can recall, it being a very long time ago, … Continue reading

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