Musings

Random thoughts that don’t exactly fit anywhere else on the site. They are not news, they are not reviews, they are not links – just stuff really.

 

The Peppa Pig dilemma

Created February 19, 2017. Last modified February 19, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Let me ask you two questions:

  1. Are you a parent with children that were young in the last decade?
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    Happy holidays

    Created December 24, 2016. Last modified December 24, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    Hi all,

    Whether you’re celebrating a significant event in the existence of your particular brand of all-powerful-sky-dwelling-wish-granter or worshiping at the slightly more secular prawns-and-presents-with-family-and-friends alter, or even participating in the insidious scheme codenamed “Get Them Hooked On Presents and a Jolly Bowl Full Of Jelly Facade Before Taking Over The World” (I’m looking at you Elf 9683), I hope you all have a relaxing and safe holiday break.

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    Monthly roundup culture consumed – November 2016

    Created December 4, 2016. Last modified December 4, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    Hope everyone has had a great November, and you’re not freaking out about how close Christmas is all of a sudden.

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    In which I am offline for a couple of weeks

    Created November 1, 2016. Last modified November 1, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    Hi all.

    A very boring post this time around, just to say that I’ll be offline for a couple of weeks. Small family holiday (huzzah!) will mean that I’m not accessing computers enough to compose sensible length blog posts.

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    In which birthdays and small press are discussed

    Created October 16, 2016. Last modified October 16, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    It’s not really speculative fiction related, but the NSW Writers Centre turned 25 recently and had their birthday party today. I don’t go along to as many Writer Centre events as I should – I’m hoping when the kids are a bit older there might be more opportunities. But I have been to some excellent functions there over the years, and I’m a fully paid up member, so it would seem churlish not to spruik their birthday and encourage any NSW readers to join up!

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    Monthly roundup culture consumed – September 2016

    Created October 2, 2016. Last modified October 2, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    I hope September treated everyone with dignity and respect. I’m afraid my culture consumption has been a little light on this month – too many work events and family obligations preventing a good read!

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    Monthly roundup culture consumed – August 2016

    Created September 4, 2016. Last modified September 4, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    Hello everybody! How was your August?

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    In which a random sampling of topics is covered

    Created August 21, 2016. Last modified August 21, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    Hi all. Hope this blog post finds you well.

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    Monthly roundup culture consumed – July 2016

    Created August 7, 2016. Last modified August 7, 2016. 4 comments. Top.

    How was July?

    Books

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    Continued general ramblings

    Created July 17, 2016. Last modified July 17, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    So, what’s up this week?

    David McDonald has been kicking a lot of goals recently, including a Captain America novel, becoming a SFWA member,  and writing some really interesting series of posts, on things like “Paying for our passion” (writers talking about how they support themselves in their writing). If you haven’t had the pleasure, I’d recommend jumping over to his website and having a look. Don’t worry. I’ll wait.

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    Monthly roundup culture consumed – June 2016

    Created July 10, 2016. Last modified July 10, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

    How was June for everyone?

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    General ramblings – Part 4

    Created June 20, 2016. Last modified June 20, 2016. 2 comments. Top.

    One of my favourite authors, Jason Nahrung, recently posted a free short story set in his “outback vampire” universe. I’m a big fan of Jason’s writing, and so it was a great thrill to read some more work set in an imagined world that I’ve really enjoyed. Details can be found on Jason’s website. If you enjoy the short story, you might want to try the two novels (Blood and Dust and The Big Smoke).

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    General ramblings – Part 3

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    General ramblings – Part 2

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    General ramblings – Part 1

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    Writing update – April 2016

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    How to Market Your Book Online by Nicola Hardy – a promotion

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    Antipodean SF

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    Some things I liked in 2014 that didn’t make the Ditmar ballot

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    Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 – wrap up

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    Rabbits, turtles and binge TV watching

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    Continuum 10 – There and Back Again

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    Writing update

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    Time management and the art of maintaining a blog

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    Getting to “The End” – novel first draft finished

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    My new writing process – 2 months in

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    Reading stats for 2013

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    Tea – the Australian way

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    Writing – a 2013 recap and 2014 plan

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    2014 Australian Women Writers’ Reading Challenge

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    What is the sound of one hand writing? Or is it typing?

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    Submitting stories – going against wise counsel

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    Day jobs and writing

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    Zombie flash fiction competition entry – intrigued?

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    Reviewing process (Subtitle: no I don’t get a lot of free books)

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    A place to write…

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    2012 Wrap Up / 2013 Preview – Writing

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    2012 Wrap Up / 2013 Preview – Reading

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    Scrivener to Smashwords

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    Podcast listing update

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    In which I become less impressed with my AWWC achievements

    Last modified May 30, 2012. 8 comments. Top.


    Looking for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Speculative Fiction to Read

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    The Dreaded Kindle To Be Read List

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    The value of a detailed critique

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    Speculative star spotting in Sydney

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    Neil Gaiman at the Wheeler Centre

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    Paul Haines – author

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    Gender & cultural analysis paralysis

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    I come from a funny family

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    My reading complacency zone

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    Kindle magazine subscriptions

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    Writing process – getting started

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Musings of a Wannabe Speculative Fiction Writer