Nothing. Nada. Zip. I’m an author who didn’t publish a single new short story or novel this year. Not even a piece of flash fiction. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the same boat, wondering when anyone will notice that you are, in fact, a fraud.[Read more…] about I didn’t publish anything new in 2019. I’m still a writer.
So you’ve written a novel, and now you want to do what? Edit it? Delete words you spent hours carefully piecing together to form a narrative. Why would you want to do that? 😬[Read more…] about How to edit a novel and save your sanity as a writer
“If you have to be a nitwit at least don’t go around with a megaphone.”Dashiell Hammett, The Glass Key
Who doesn’t love the zingy dialogue of classic film noir and hard-boiled novels? Noir is written with a kind of pizazz that doesn’t happen often anymore. Classics like Double Indemnity, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Sweet Smell of Success all hinge on fantastic banter, with a fair smattering of insults.[Read more…] about How to write a noir insult
Well folks, it’s finally here! My hardboiled horror novella Double Exposure is baaack! I’m really proud of this little book, and I’m so excited to be re-releasing it with a smashing new cover.[Read more…] about Double Exposure – Novella out now!
Last week I finished reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (yeah I know, it’s a classic and I should have read it eons ago!). As a writer, you spend all your time searching for the book that will blow you away, hoping the next one will be spectacular, and the next one. And usually books are good, but then there are some that leave you lying on the floor in shock.[Read more…] about Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, or why people in creepy houses shouldn’t throw fancy dress parties
With over one hundred published short stories and articles, as well as two books under her belt, Eugen Bacon is one of Australia’s busiest speculative fiction writers. I caught up with Eugen at the book launch for her speculative fiction debut novel, Claiming T-Mo, and was keen to have her on my blog ASAP. If you’ve had the pleasure of hearing Eugen speak about writing, she talks with such passion that it makes you want to write more.[Read more…] about Claiming T-Mo by Eugen Bacon: Author Interview