Category Archives: Book Launches

Editing an Anthology

Nicole Murphy shares with us her experiences and insights while editing In Fabula-divino.               I love editing. I’d not edited for a number of years (since The Outcast and Issue 25 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, … Continue reading

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What Margo did

Margo says: I’ve put aside the novel I presented at ROR for the next six months, in the hope that that’ll leave room for the 3 short story deadlines I’ve managed to accumulate, despite my best intentions, before Christmas. Highlights … 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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Flappers With Swords: Tansy’s Blog Tour

I recently embarked upon a boutique blog tour, to celebrate the international Kindle release of my Creature Court Trilogy. I had great fun talking about history, women, and some of the crunchier (and occasionally, sillier issues I came across while … Continue reading

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Margo Reveals What it’s like inside a ROR Crit Week!

From Margo … A Deepening ROR—a wRiters On the Rise workshop, from the inside First there’s a bit of foreplay. Someone pipes up online: “When’s the next ROR?” Someone at the other end of the country: “I’ll have a novel … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch

Anyone going to be in Tassie on Thursday 2nd of Feb? We’re pleased to spread the news that Margo Lanagan will now be joining us on February 2nd for a launch of her new book, Sea Hearts. Margo and Tansy … Continue reading

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Raring to ROR…

As some of you might know our ROR writing group gets together every 12 – 18 months to critique our books in progress. Back in 2001 at the first ROR we read Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice anthology and wept over … Continue reading

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Writers: Make Technology Work for You

        Sean the Blogonaut follows up last week’s post with: Making technology work for you I mentioned in my previous post that while you should maintain a web presence, incorporating social media that your writing needs to … Continue reading

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