Tag Archive: Writing

Dec 28

Guest Post: Donna Hanson on balancing writing and life!

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Today I am lucky enough to be visited by the wonderful Donna Maree Hanson. Her book Dragon Wine Book 1: Shatterwing is free in e-book for a short time. As part of spreading the word about Shatterwing Donna is doing a blog tour and offering a give away of a hard copy of Shatterwing. Winners will be drawn from people …

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Nov 26

Well… that was a long break wasn’t it

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So, I just realised I haven’t done an update since February. FEBRUARY. And it’s almost December. How did that happen?? (I think someone stole a chunk of my year! Help!) And you know, it’s not like things didn’t happen this year. Writing, and life, and the eternal balancing act between the two. I even had some short …

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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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