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An aside: Authors Compare

I’ve had the privilege of contributing this month to the Authors Compare initiative started by the Australian Literature Review. It’s an online database containing questions and answers with authors of all stripes, on subjects such as character, setting, short stories, … Continue reading

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Tales for Canterbury

  It gives me great pleasure to announce I’ll be contributing a short story to the wonderful ‘Tales for Canterbury’ anthology, edited by J. C. Hart and Anna Caro. All proceeds go to helping those affected by the Christchurch earthquake. … Continue reading

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Just call me Steve McQueen

…Because I live for (literary) speed. In the past three weeks, I have achieved, in no particular order: – Completed edits for ‘Oracle’s Fire’. Good lord. I was supposed to reduce the word count on this pass: somehow, even with … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women round-up and heartfelt thanks!

I can’t reiterate how grateful I am to have been able to host this fantastic series on Writing Strong Women! This had to be the best release party ever… I feel like I’ve been given a huge gift by my … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women – Blake Charlton

Let me tell you the stories of three women. Or, to be more precise, the stories of a dead woman, a living girl, an imaginary girl. The dead woman’s story—as I witnessed it—starts when she was alive. It’s my first year … Continue reading

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Voyager link

Just a quick link post to say I’ve been blogging over on Voyager Online site about the new characters in Samiha’s Song. Please do come along, ask me questions, join in the conversation… Speaking of conversations, the one over on … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women – Saladin Ahmed

First of all, big congrats to Mary on Samiha’s launch!  What a neat way to mark the occassion! Wow, there are some fascinating conversations going on here!   I don’t know that I have a whole lot more to add … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women – Philippa Ballantine

Women we all want to be By Philippa Ballantine We should all celebrate! There are as many different strong women role models these days as there are books on the shelves. With the rise of urban fantasy you’d be hard … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women – Kaaron Warren

I have a number of books I love to read and read again, and while thinking about who I’d like to talk about for this blog bit, I realized that at least four of them have very strong, very odd, … Continue reading

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Writing Strong Women – Helen Lowe

All About Character: Writing Strong Women in Fantasy by Helen Lowe For me, the key to writing strong women characters lies in the words “writing” and “character.” As authors, we must focus on writing characters who are credible and real. Male … Continue reading

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