Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is Fantasy a bit of a Boy’s Club?

The Gender Divide – Does it exist in fantasy or is it our perception that it exists, that creates it? I started last week answering interview questions from Marc at Fantasy Faction (see interview here). Marc introduces the interview with: … Continue reading

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Winners Paul Garretty’s book …

“Not drowning, waving” Well, that should really read drowning in waves – mad surfers the lot of you. We even had Mexican wavers. It was difficult deciding which waves to catch, but then picking winners was never quite on my … Continue reading

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Aspiring Writers of Kids and Young Adult books…

Text Publishing have opened their Kids/YA manuscript competition again. See details here. The competition will open May 2nd and close 3rd June, 2011. The winner of the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing was the post-apocalyptic action … Continue reading

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Book Two Hurdles …

There’s something really nice about meeting an aspiring writer at a workshop that you run, seeing their work, seeing them develop as a writer, and then some time later seeing their book in print. Today we welcome Paul Garrety who … Continue reading

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Coming back to that Manuscript …

Sally from the VISION Writers list asked for a post on: ‘How to find your way back into a story when you’ve been away for awhile’? With either the writing or re-writing process. I think skilful, seasoned writers might probably … Continue reading

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