The wonderful and always eloquent Stephanie Gunn has embarked upon an ambitious personal project she calls Her Words and Worlds, wherein she chooses a female author and endeavours not only to read her entire published bibliography -- in chronological order -- but to write a lengthy and considered review of the body of work at … Continue reading Her Words and Worlds (with Book Giveaway!)
Last week I finished a short story which proved very different from anything else I've done. It was written for a children's anthology of ghosts stories with the target reader age range of 10-13 years. It was the first time I've ever written for such a young age group and so I spent quite a … Continue reading Don’t Scare the Children?
Over at Booklife, author and editor Nick Mamatas has written a thought-provoking series of three posts concerning certain aspects of writing (or being a writer) that tend to get bandied around a lot these days. Since I've got no time to make words of my own here today, may I humbly suggest you wander over … Continue reading Against Professionalism, Craft and Story
The final installment of the Book Lover's Club competition questions. Thanks to everyone for their interesting and though-provoking contributions! Firstly, from Diane Ayres: I would like to ask Kirstyn where she got her inspiration for this book, and whether she bases her characters and story lines on real people and real situations or they come … Continue reading A final set of questions . . .
Part three of the Book Lover's Club competition questions. Loony Lihn asked: Is she proud of her book? Because I bet people get this thrill when someone compliments something they've made/written. And also, are you glad you chose to follow this storyline or did you think one of your other ideas would have made a … Continue reading Questions again . . .