Category Archives: On writing

Stranger in a strange land

Ideas come from everywhere. On Twitter at the moment there’s a tweet going around about Pet, the sheep, who was brought up with family dogs. According to her owner, ‘Pet’ was an orphaned lamb who was brought up with the family’s four collies. She thinks the oldest dog is her mother, sleeps in the same…

A writing break

After GenreCon we took a few days extra leave and went down to the Gold Coast to chill out for a few days. We went to Kirra, which is close to Coolangatta, and the one criteria for where we stayed was that it must be close to the beach. There’s a lot to be said…

The golden rule in martial arts

What’s the golden rule in martial arts? Run away.   We’re here in Brisbane for Genre-Con. Somewhat busy, attending sessions, so not a large blog today, but so far, every session has been truly good. My favourite sessions so far: Friday workshop: Write the fight right with Alan Baxter. Tremendously entertaining, as well as being…

Revisiting Do You See What I See

We spend a lot of time with each other as co-writers, which means we share a lot of things, including bugs. A rather nasty cold-like thing (too nasty to be an actual cold, or otherwise colds are becoming a lot more vicious) has downed both of us this week. We haven’t done much writing. Not…