Before I jump in to talk about World Con, Trent, Kylie Chan, Louise Cusack, and the authors of the Johnny Marsh books were at Logan North Library today doing a talk and we had a couple of queries which I directed to this blog.
Here are some useful posts leading on from what we talked about.
Waving madly. You know who you are, the girl up the back with the list of questions. LOL
Book Structure 101 (You didn’t actually ask about this, but I’m sure you would have, if we’d had more time).
Industry Insight (This one talks about the different edits that a book goes through before publication)
And now now to WORLDCON and ROR.
See how I’ve used a crucible for today’s post illustration? That’s because getting away with other writers, critiquing books, attending panels, being on panels, buying way to many books, catching up with old friends and making new ones will help me to restore my creative crucible!
I’ll be flying out around lunch time Sunday and then nearly all the ROR will team will be in Melbourne so the blog is going to be quiet until we get back. Then we will be bursting with news!
First we will have our annual ROR. This time 4 out of the 8 RORees will be putting work through for critiquing. For info on how we run ROR see here. And for a quick insight into how to critique see here.
Trent, Richard, Maxine and I will be critiquing our books. Marianne, who is official ROR Oracle, will be coming along because she didn’t want to miss out. Imagine five writers in a room talking the instricacies of Writing Craft for 3 days solid. It would bore anyone else to tears but we get so excited by technique and passionate about obscure points of cratft.
Then it is off to World Con, where there will be panels, parties and tantrums. No. No tantrums, although there could be tears of laughter!
So until I get back, good bye for now.