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
So you really want to write a book, but you just don’t have time.
It’s something I hear ALL THE TIME from people when they find out I’m a novelist. ‘I wish I could do what you’re doing, but I just can’t find the time to write.’[Read more…] about How to Find Time to Write
Doubt. We all have it.
It’s tough dealing with rejections, impostor syndrome and those pesky radioactive brain weasels. 😬[Read more…] about The Writer’s Book of Doubt by Aidan Doyle: Interview
Every year I love going to Melbourne’s annual speculative fiction convention. If you’ve never been, it’s where you can go and listen to authors on panels, meet like-minded fans and attend writing workshops (as well as fancy dress and karaoke!). This year, Continuum is at the Jasper Hotel from 7-10 June. You can buy tickets here – only $180 for first timers![Read more…] about Where I’ll be at Continuum 15
I am so excited to be running a workshop on Killing Your Darlings as part of the Crime Writing Masterclass at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne on Monday June 24.[Read more…] about Crime Writing Masterclass at the Emerging Writers Festival