Category Archives: Collaborating

Book Trailers — Are they worth the effort?

This week George Ivanoff, Award Winning author of the Gamer’s Quest series (YA fiction) talks about book trailers …. Watch out for the give-away at the end of the post.   There has been much debate about the relevance of … Continue reading

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Paul Mannering: How did I get here?

For the first time ever, Angry Robot opened its doors to independent submissions. New Zealand based Paul Mannering – along with thousands of other hopeful writers – submitted the first five chapters of his SF/Zombie-horror manuscript Tankbread. A long-time member … Continue reading

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Dynamic Double Novella from Twelfth Planet Press

Following on from the Washington Association Small Press Short Fiction Award for Siren Beat, by Tansy Rayner Roberts, Twelfth Planet Press (TPP) have released Above and Below, available here.                   Today we … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail … Movie/TV Series options on Books

Who hasn’t been watching Alan Ball’s brilliant adaption of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris? It must be such thrill for a writer to see their characters and story realised in an excellent TV series. Kudos to Alan Ball … Continue reading

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Meet Dirk Flinthart …

Way back when the VISION writing group was in its infancy, Dirk Flinthart walked into a session and life has never been the same since.  I think of Dirk as the Greenman of pagan mythology. Larger than life and full … Continue reading

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