Category Archives: On writing

What do you hear or see when you read?

Progress report – there’s always one last-minute fix Sherylyn is doing a final read-through before we send our completed Stars Beyond manuscript in to our editor. There’s always one change that you have to scramble to fix before the final send. In this book, it’s this: Our heroes have defeated one of the bad guys…

Speculate 18

Yesterday I went to the Speculate 18, which is a speculative writers’ festival, held here in Melbourne. It was pretty good. As festivals go, it was small. One stream, five sessions. But they were good sessions. Three in the morning, two in the afternoon. The most fun session was the first one after lunch.  Dungeons…

Write drunk, revise sober

Hemingway supposedly once said, “Write drunk, revise sober.” I say supposedly, because there is no real evidence that he said it, and certainly no evidence that he drank while writing.  In fact, another famous quote attributed to him is: “Jeezus Christ! Have you ever heard of anyone who drank while he worked? You’re thinking of…

Genrecon – we’re here in body, at least

Life has been somewhat hectic lately. We weren’t sure if we’d get up to Brisbane for this weekend, but in the end we decided to come—admittedly, later than we planned—but here we are at GenreCon. We chose a different hotel this time, as we didn’t plan on doing anything except go to the conference.  This…