Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

This week’s post is dedicated to mini reviews of the freaky and fantastic stories from the Where the Weird Things Are - Volume 1 anthology. I might be biased, since my own story Weathering is included, but I’ve loved reading all the tales from Australian and Aotearoan authors.Below you’ll find Part 1 of 2, since … Continue reading Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Welcome to Bunuru, the Noongar nation’s ‘second summer’ season, the hottest time of year here in south-west Western Australia, where masses of white flowers will soon be in bloom (such as the marri flowers in this week's header image by Jean and Fred Hort). What a way to end the summer holidays, start the new … Continue reading Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Query Log, Stardate May ’21. Rejections Are… Hard

Today is a 'rejections suck, but I'm not going to quit and neither should you' post. That's right, fellow writers: Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.John Scalzi Since I began sending out my first manuscript in January this year, I've received the following responses: Agent rejections: 15; … Continue reading Query Log, Stardate May ’21. Rejections Are… Hard

Why Do I Write? (IWSG November)

Welcome to the Insecure Writer's Support Group day. On the first Wednesday of every month we blog about writing, hoping to encourage others out there. You are not alone. This is what the IWSG is all about. Let's rock the neurotic writing world! Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without … Continue reading Why Do I Write? (IWSG November)

The Archivist: an update

The sabotage took effect just prior to entering this stretch of space, ensuring the engines had to remain on while we passed the black hole. We couldn’t Jump out of the laneway, and we couldn’t turn off the engines while travelling in this dimension or risk being pulled apart by multitudes of conflicting forces. Whoever … Continue reading The Archivist: an update