Archive for May, 2013

Confusion? -or- What’s a short story?

I recently sent a story off for an anthology. Standard, and, like 60% of the stories I send out, destined for rejection I thought. And, sure enough, after two weeks, back came the e-mail. But the rejection was not the normal “thanks, but you suck” email I tend to get (especially from Australian publishers), it […]

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Kameron Hurley – awesome link

Kameron Hurley is a writer who recently posted a long essay that has been reposted so many times it feels almost redundant for me to do the same, but I think it needs to be done. Great read – take your time to read it. Well worth it. http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2013/05/we-have-always-fought-challenging-the-women-cattle-and-slaves-narrative-by-kameron-hurley/  

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Stealing some advice from Lucy Clark

Quick one. I was recently sent this from a fellow writer. It comes from Lucy Clark (I hope this is the right Lucy Clark), a romance writer. 5 Tips To Writing Your Novel by Lucy Clark (with added comments by me) 1. If you don’t write your story, who will? (Seems basic, but it is the […]

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Book review – ‘The Temporal Element’

Some more astute readers have noticed I haven’t posted too many book reviews as of late. There are many reasons for this, but what it boils down to is something has to really capture me for me to review it. That’s not to say they haven’t been good – in at least one case, I […]

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Links! Links! We got links!

I know it’s not too long since the last one (and, please, I am still looking for some feedback on that piece of writing, so take 5 minutes and let me know if I set the tone of the time okay), but a pile of links has come my way. First, the SA Writers’ Centre […]

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Some actual writing

Here’s the start of a new story I’m writing. Hope it’ll end up being about 5k words for an anthology of stories set in the 1970s-1980s. Feedback would be greatly appreciated (positive or negative). -1- “That was awesome!” Annabel squealed, clutching Brad’s arm right as they walked along the path away from the large hall. […]

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