During my book launch in June, I spoke with author Tim Covell about writing groups we were members of on Facebook and how we couldn’t cross promote author events. This got the gears in my brain turning and by the time I arrived home that day, I had a plan: make a site where events […]
This would appear to be my month to be interviewed.
Proud to have been asked to be a guest in this blog.
The laziest answer given to the aspiring writers during Q&A’s or interviews when asked for advice is: “Write what you know”, but what does that mean?
It’s the trite answer given when vision is lacking or the author is keen for the day to finish. BUT there is a pearl of wisdom in there and I believe we should examine it together, so buckle up.
Though before we start I should caution you, nothing you read in this article will be earth-shattering or groundbreaking. Others have trod this path before, and will again, but I believe my unique perspective adds something to the question.
That’s right, I said unique, in that each of us has our unique memories and encounters that molded us into who we are now. My childhood on an apple farm, studying archaeology, or that unfortunate zipper “incident” when I was six may turn up in a…
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…but I’ve been too busy writing to keep up with my blog.
Summertime in my world leaves me with fewer writing hours than the colder months and something had to be left behind. But fear not, I’m back and plan on making semi-regular posts again.
So what was I writing? Mostly drabbles, which are 100 word stories for various submission calls, and a couple short stories that have been half done since the spring. I’m happy to say that several of my drabble and a couple of my short stories have found home, the majority with Black Hare Press of Australia. They’re a small publisher, but hard-working and are loyal to their authors, I hope to work with them again.
Until next time!
Summer weather has meant less writing for me in the past, but I was determined to change that this year.
While I may not have the time/energy for larger projects, I’ve found that flash fiction is a great way to keep the wheels turning. As such, I’ve cast my net wide, and the good people at Black Hare Press have done me the honour of accepting several of my “drabbles”.
Today “Worlds” is live across the globe and looking to invade your home!
Production Description: Stories of new worlds, new creatures, alien colonisation, humanity’s new home, space accidents, alien snackcidents, evil planets, military mashups, alien autopsies, and much, much more.
What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
Honoured to be in such amazing company, the Engen talent pool keeps on getting stronger and stronger.
They are, collectively, the only people who will ever be able to say they’ve been featured in every From the Rock collection: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Chillers, Dystopia, and now Flights from the Rock.
Over the last five years, the From the Rock series has become one that is routinely among the bestselling anthologies in Canada. It has become a series that makes authors bestsellers. With that success has come increased competition: the first volume, Sci-Fi from the Rock, featured many reprints from previous defunct Engen volumes, as we only received a dozen or so submissions. Now we routinely receive over a hundred, typically 300,000 words worth of submissions.
To put it bluntly, the competition has gotten fierce.
Which makes it all the more impressive that there are three authors who have made it into every, single, collection: Ali House, Peter J Foote, & Matthew Daniels.
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