Monthly Archives: June 2012

A short story competition for writers of mysteries

Since I began interviewing spec fic writers I’ve noticed that many of them also write mysteries*. I think the world building needed to write SF or fantasy is similiar in some ways to the world building needed to craft a … Continue reading

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Short Story Competiton

The New Zealand Writers College short story competition is open to both NZ and OZ writers (who have had less than 4 short stories published). Winning or placing in competitions is a good way to establish your writing credentials. The … Continue reading

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Supanova steampunk documentary!

It’s a week and a half to the Sydney Supanova – the special big bash, Supanova’s tenth anniversary celebration. Not only stars of film and TV (more than I can list – check ‘em out at http://www.supanova.com.au/guests/) but also two … Continue reading

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Paula Weston asks: Why aren’t YA books as respected as ‘adult’ books?

Today we have Brisbane based author, Paula Weston, whose debut YA fantasy Shadows has just been released from Text Publishing. Paula is going to talk about her passion, writing for Young Adults. She raises the question why are YA (and … Continue reading

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