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Winner, ‘Hunger’ Challenge

Congratulations to Greg Doolan, winner of the ‘hunger’ challenge with Gone in a Flash, a thought-provoking reflection on what makes life worth living – for one man at least. Greg wins a copy of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on … Continue reading

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Nano for Noobs

November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If, like me, you are both intrigued and intimidated by the thought of writing a novel in just four weeks, read on. Guest post by Simon Haynes I don’t like calling anyone a noob, but … Continue reading

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Q&A With Text Prize Winner Jane Higgins

Jane Higgins won the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for her first novel, The Bridge, a post-apocalyptic action thriller. Jane lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is a senior research fellow at Lincoln University, specialising in youth … Continue reading

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Winner, ‘Breath’ Challenge

Congratulations to Kimberlee Akimoto, winner of the ‘breath’ challenge with Bated Breath. It certainly made me think about my life choices. Kim wins a copy of The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler. Thanks to all who … Continue reading

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New ‘Hunger’ Challenge and More…

The ‘breath’ challenge has now closed and our guest judge, Ara Jansen, is hard at work reading the submissions. Good luck to all who entered – picking the winner will be tough. *evil laugh of someone with no judging responsibility* … Continue reading

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Oz Publishers Desperately Seeking Romance

Guest post by Nikki Logan I recently attended a national Australian writers’ conference in Melbourne and a national American writers’ conference in New York City just one month apart and thought what a magnificent opportunity for a bit of good … Continue reading

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Find The Music In The Valleys

Guest post by Mark Cunningham Music is one of those things that writers have to decide.  It’s kind of like Beatles or Stones.  I am a music guy, that’s all there is to it.  For the record I am listening … Continue reading

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What Is Cyberpunk?

Guest post by Alex Adsett Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science and is generally a style of writing and way of telling a story that is heavily influenced by the noir detective fiction of the forties. More than this, it … Continue reading

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Blogging for Art or Profit

Why don’t more writers’ festivals do in-session food? Philip Thiel handed out slices of pork terrine before his session at the Emerging Writers’ Festival and they were DELICIOUS – not least because I’d skipped lunch to talk to interesting new … Continue reading

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Winner, ‘Earth’ Challenge, and More..

Congratulations to Robin Rhyner, winner of the ‘earth’ challenge with the reflective mystery of Tracery. Robin wins a copy of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers : How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King. Many thanks to all … Continue reading

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