Swancon 2021 Image by Swancon46 This past bank holiday weekend I attended the rescheduled Swancon 46, Australia's longest continuously running science fiction convention, here in Perth. It ran over three days and included discussions, activities, writer's sessions, author sessions, gaming, movie watch parties, and a costume competition, among other things. It also hosted the Tin … Continue reading ZomCon, aka my first convention
If you've been following for a while, or are new here (hello!), you'll see that I have a book out on query. My first novel, in fact. Previously referred to as The Archivist - Book One, I have been lax in letting you all know its working (and submission) title*. And, let me tell you, … Continue reading Titles – and do they matter?
As a child, Lettie Nash loved letters. She loved the curve, the swoop, the long stroke, the quiet point. Then as she grew, letters became words, became sentences, became prose, and overflowing with things to say she wrote and wrote and wrote.Her mother made her hide her work, lest her father find and burn it … Continue reading Lettie’s Letters
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. We are all about connecting, sharing, and ‘rocking the neurotic writing world’. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who … Continue reading Genre Motivation (IWSG March)
Adam locked his borrowed bicycle to the viewpoint bench and sat cross-legged on the smooth wood, facing the ocean. Another beautiful morning; they always were. The sky held a pastel promise of dawn—pale violet fading to salmon pinks, burgeoning orange on the horizon. Fluffy clouds floated over the scene, and a magpie’s sweet song chortled … Continue reading To See A Sunrise