Category Archive: Writing

May 30

Building Working Worlds from Weird Ideas (3 of 3)

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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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Jan 26

Conflux Writers Day

So, have I mentioned that I’m one of the plenary speakers at the Conflux Writers Day in Canberra this April? I haven’t made much of a fuss about this, mainly because *NERVES*… ahem. But you know, I think it’s going to be awesome, and I’m really excited to be involved. The theme of the day is …

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Dec 03

Updatery

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I’ve been in book-land for the past few weeks and terribly lax in my updating. So here goes: A lovely review of Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear over at A Fantastical Librarian. Not only am I thrilled that she enjoyed ‘The Bone Chime Song’ but this bit made me go ‘eep’: When I was approached …

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