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A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft

“A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft” I read this in a meme on Facebook today. And so it is that I find myself with a finished first draft of my debut screenplay, Summer Solstice (working … Continue reading

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A good start to the new year

I read over my writing goals for 2016 and I’m pleased to report I’ve made some progress! I am going great guns on getting the first draft done of my first screenplay. I’m just about up to the third act, … Continue reading

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On Anzac Day, a story of loss and longing

Today marks 100 years since Australia lost thousands of its young men on Turkish shores, at the place now known as Anzac Cove. The magnitude of the┬álosses of human life is unimaginable a century later. As a woman, I might … Continue reading

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A lovely bunch of coconuts

What a lovely bunch of coconuts we are! The Australian speculative fiction scene is so friendly, encouraging and supportive – I had a blast over the weekend catching up with writers and readers I knew and meeting lots of lovely … Continue reading

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Conflux 8 is on this weekend in Canberra

I’m looking forward to the annual Conflux speculative fiction conference, which is being held at the Novotel hotel in Canberra this weekend, 29-30 Sep 12. Some great local, national and international speakers will entertain writers, readers and fans of speculative … Continue reading

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What would you miss in the apocalypse?

I often hold something in my hand, gaze at it and wonder what I’ll do without it in the apocalypse. What, you too? Then head on over to Romance Writers of the Apocalypse, where they are crowd-sourcing a list: http://www.rwofthea.com/2012/08/what-would-you-miss-most-in-post.htmlContinue reading

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New Sun Rising published

I am a bit late to the party (where did June go???), but the charity anthology New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan is out now and available for download. In it you will find my story The Brewer’s Son, which … Continue reading

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