Author's details

Name: Joanne Anderton
Date registered: May 18, 2008
Yahoo! IM: jo_ndrtn

Latest posts

  1. And now for something completely different… — October 23, 2017
  2. PodCastle! — October 11, 2017
  3. Year — December 3, 2016
  4. Awards! Stories! Huzzah! — February 24, 2016
  5. In Your Face — January 14, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. This in an intervention — 13 comments
  2. The Next Big Thing… thing — 12 comments
  3. Character guilt — 10 comments
  4. A little short story in a big wide world — 10 comments
  5. Debris is ALIVE! — 10 comments

Author's posts listings

Jun 23

Zombies: More Recent Dead


This is very cool! “Trail of Dead” originally published in the Altair Australia Zombies anthology, then reprinted in The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories will be included in Zombies: More Recent Dead from Prime Books! It’s due out in September, it’s full of amazing names (!!!) and you can order it here! “Our most imaginative literary minds …

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Jun 16

Guardian launch and Shadows Award


Right, so the last time I tried to post this it totally killed my website O.o Fingers crossed peeps! Guardian is out! It’s real! And launched a couple of weeks ago now (damn you website issues) at the national sff convention, ContinuumX! Many thanks to the wonderful Tansy Rayner Roberts who did such a lovely job …

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May 30

Building Working Worlds from Weird Ideas (3 of 3)


Continued from part 1 – So where DO you get your ideas from? and part 2 – Turning ideas into worlds   Turning Worlds into Stories You know what’s annoying about thinking in worlds? Worlds are fun and all, but worlds aren’t story. Don’t look at me like that, it’s taken me years to work that one …

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May 28

Building Working Worlds from Weird Ideas (2 of 3)

Continued from part 1 – So where DO you get your ideas from?   Turning ideas into worlds Thinking in worlds I think in worlds. This means  I am incredibly jealous of writers who think in character, plot, or theme, because I never start out with any of those. My ideas, they’re all worlds. Despite my …

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May 26

Building Working Worlds from Weird Ideas (1 of 3)

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At the conflux writers day in April I gave a ‘Writing Skills’ presentation called Building working worlds from weird ideas. I’m not used to public speaking, and the idea of getting up in front of a hall full of people terrified me, so I knew the only way I was going survive would be to …

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