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CSFG’s A Hand of Knaves

The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) is about to open submissions for its upcoming anthology A Hand of Knaves. Here’s the pitch: Rogues, thieves, pirates and ne’er-do-wells abound in speculative fiction. Sometimes heroic, sometimes villainous, often somewhere in between, rogues … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? – Part 1 of X

Today I am writing a short story because a couple of days ago, when our writing group met, I made a smart-arse comment about tenses and now I have to back it up. Never underestimate the motivational power of backing … Continue reading

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The importance of rights management

It’s fair to describe the ‘Finished Stories’ folder in my Dropbox as “cluttered”. I mentioned a while ago several of my stories have been accepted for publication but have not yet appeared in print or online, for various reasons. Others … Continue reading

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Aurealis nomination!

The 2016 Aurealis Award shortlists were announced today. I am delighted and utterly dumbfounded that my story “The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat” is a finalist in the Best Fantasy Short Story category! The Aurealis Awards are an annual award for … Continue reading

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TMoRP – Critiquing!

Today’s (late) entry in The Month of Relentless Positivity is: critiquing! I’ve just come back from a short story critiquing session. That’s where a group of writers take turns to provide feedback and critical analysis of each others’ stories. Character … Continue reading

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