Planet the Twelfth!
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Planet the Twelfth!

Exciting news: today, Twelfth Planet Press announced the forthcoming publication of Baggage, a book I’m co-writing with Angela Slatter, which will be the final volume in TPP’s excellent series of short story collections, the Twelve Planets. What Are the Twelve Planets? The Twelve Planets are twelve boutique collections by some of Australia’s finest short story … Continue reading

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Hewing Away the Rough Walls (Or, Five Ways to Put Your Story on a Diet)

My second ‘Advice for New Writers’ post is now up over at the Shimmer blog! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about superfluous words like “very” and “really” and “extremely” — and those thoughts have transformed into a post about ways to trim the flab from our short stories. Michelangelo, that Renaissance jack-of-all-trades, is given … Continue reading