The Art of the Careful Review

There are few things more satisfying, as a writer, than having someone read your work and enjoy it. But one of those things is having someone read your work, and take the time to analyse it, pick it apart, and articulate specific things that struck them about the story. This analysis doesn’t have to be…… Continue reading The Art of the Careful Review

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Aurealis Awards 2012 (In Which I Smile and Squee and Lose All Words)

What a weekend! I always have a blast at the Aurealis Awards, but Saturday night felt like a dream. SpecFaction NSW put on an incredible show in Sydney; the drinks flowed before and after the awards, the ceremony ran super-smoothly (Kate Forsyth in her AWESOME red leather gloves was a fantastic MC) and the vibe…… Continue reading Aurealis Awards 2012 (In Which I Smile and Squee and Lose All Words)

Loves, New and Old

 1)      Podcasts  So, I’d listened to the first two episodes of ‘The Writer and the Critic’ (aka Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond sharing news, opinions and reviews about mostly-speculative-fiction books) and then in the madness of finishing the PhD of Doom I apparently forgot about anything that wasn’t directly related to medieval Icelandic literature. However.…… Continue reading Loves, New and Old