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.

 

Rewatching DS9 – Season 1

Created September 4, 2017. Last modified September 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

We all have our favourite Star Trek series, and for me that series was Deep Space 9. I noticed a few months back that all the Star Trek series were available on Netflix. Of course, I have them on DVD, but DVD is so last decade. My laziness has hit a new 21st century high when I feel like the act of changing discs and the effort involved in remembering which disc you are up to has apparently become too much for me.

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Finishing Discworld

Created May 21, 2017. Last modified May 21, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

I’ve been a big fan of Terry Pratchett’s work for more years than I care to remember. I still remember coming across The Colour of Magic when I was at high school. It was a revelation – screwball comedy in fantasy done in a way I’d never encountered before. I laughed harder than I felt that a nerd with a taste for the fantastica had any right to. At that point only a few of Pratchett’s Discworld novels had come out, but I was hooked.

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The Peppa Pig dilemma

Created February 19, 2017. Last modified February 23, 2017. 7 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 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 March 4, 2017. 4 comments. Top.

How was July?

Books

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Continued general ramblings

Created July 17, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 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

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General ramblings – Part 4

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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

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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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