The original posts are still in place, but I'm replacing the full output here (sans the final try at a first scene). This new version is slightly better laid out, in my view, but if you'd like to see it done another way, let me know. Cheers. First, an intro: This is what I do … Continue reading The Story Process Posts – Again
Do you read noir? How about Contemporary Australian neo noir? Well, here it is. A bit earlier than planned, but there's this thing, StorytellerUK2021, and I was talked into publishing the story for that. It means it's only available on Amazon for the duration of the competition. Update: Free on Amazon Sept 3-5! Would you … Continue reading Melbourne Noir Novel: Blackened Rose
The charity anthology to honour the late Aiki Flintheart donates all proceeds to the Melanoma Foundation.
Pleased to announce that Stories of Survival published by Deadset Press was released on 21 August, 2021. This speculative fiction charity anthology is in honour of Australian speculative fiction writer and mentor to many, the late Aiki Flinthart, with all proceeds going to the Melanoma Foundation to help with the fight against cancer.
This anthology includes many wonderful stories from Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction authors. Featuring my own Fae-inspired short story “Three Tasks for the Sidhe”, you can read more about the research behind the story here.
More details on how to purchase ebook or paperback copies of Stories of Survival can be found here.
The Seasons Turn Which means another round of spring-cleaning! Oh, what joy, what pleasure, what horrors await. Joy, that the place gets a good cleanout. Out go the spider webs that took over the ceilings, hid along the edges of everything hung on the wall, drifted down from the light fittings like old man moss. … Continue reading A Few Days Until Spring Hits
Some people turn over a new leaf, some turn over a full page, but I'm going to add a page! At least to this site. It's not up yet, still in the design phase, but before long there will be --- drumroll, please --- a Copywriter Page Yes, I know. Sounds like a lot of … Continue reading A New Page!
Yes, it really is today, at 5pm (or 1700 hrs) London time (you need to check the time for your zone, because for me, it's sometime after zero-dark-hundred and before sparrow-fart (around 0130 in the blessed apres midis)). Your Chance to see what professional writers, editors, publishers, agents have to say about submissions from authors. … Continue reading Pop-Ups on Litopia – It’s Today!
The writer gets the characters together, puts them in situations, shows their backbone - or lack of - and pushes them through plots and troubles until the lesson is learned, the question is answered, the world is set right - or the consequences are clear for all to see. That's how a writer does it, … Continue reading Who is the Story for?