We are delighted to advise that Dunedin author and founding member of the Dunedin Speculative Fiction Group, Kura Carpenter, is a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2019. Kura has been nominated for two awards – Best Novel … Continue reading Local author nominated for Julius Vogel Awards
Okay – so you’re going to write a fantasy novel set in a fantasy world. It could be an alternate version of our world [which is fine] but, more often, writers choose to set their story in a new world … Continue reading World-building for Fantasy Authors
The following blog appeared on my author website on 3 April and is re-posted here. So, you’re ready to start writing. What do you do now? Well, there are a couple of different schools of thought on how to proceed. … Continue reading Getting Started 3: Just start writing or develop a planned outline? Plan or Plunge?
The following blog appeared on my author website on 28 March and is re-posted here. In my last blog, I discussed one of the biggest obstacles to writing that novel you always wanted to write — finding [or allocating] the … Continue reading Getting Started 2: I don’t have the talent to write a fantasy novel
The following blog originally appeared on my author site and is re-posted here. Does this sound at all familiar? You’ve got this great idea for a fantasy story that’s been bubbling away in your head for some time now, but … Continue reading Getting Started on Writing that Fantasy Story
Some of our members have been gearing up for the forthcoming Edge of the World Expo which will be held at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin on the weekend of 16 and 17 March. Continue reading Some of our members preparing for the Edge of the World Expo
Want to see the trailer for the new Tolkien biopic? It’s available now. According to tor.com: “The life of J.R.R. Tolkien was as tumultuous as his books: orphaned at young age, marked by World War I, fighting to woo the … Continue reading New Tolkien biopic due soon!
If you’re a member of SpecFicNZ, and your book isn’t listed on their site, then think about doing so. SpecFicNz have put out a call on their website for members to get cracking and get their book[s] listed now! Continue reading Is your book listed at SpecFicNZ?
Interesting and cautionary tale re alleged plagiarism in the Guardian. The poet’s debut collection has since been cancelled and her work removed from online publications after multiple writers accused her of plagiarising their work. Click here to view The Guardian article. Continue reading Prize-nominated poet’s debut cancelled as plagiarism accusations build
George R.R. Martin has announced that he’ll be releasing a new book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series this fall — sort of. No, it’s not the long awaited The Winds of Winter, which promises to finally … Continue reading New George R. R. Martin book released.