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
Dunedin Speculative Fiction Writer’s Group, in association with Dunedin Public Libraries, invite local booklovers to a spell-binding event featuring the weird and wonderful world of fantasy genres. Fantasy and Sci-fi authors: RL Stedman, Carolyn McCurdie, Debbie Howell, Daniel Stride, Mark McCabe and Kura Carpenter read a bite-sized taster from their novels. Plus there’s an opportunity to win FREE books on the night! RL Stedman is an award-winning author who lives in Dunedin with her husband and two children. If she’s not got her nose in a book, she’s on instagram or twitter (@rlstedman) or at her local library. Carolyn McCurdie … Continue reading Dunedin Speculative Fiction Entrée – Fantasy Author Panel Tuesday 7th May
Over the last week or so, I have had three short stories – all of them horror – come out in a variety of online magazines. That was more a case of coincidence than anything else: the stories had been accepted over the summer months, and the magazines themselves had scheduled the release for the end of March/start of April. After writing Wise Phuul, I have spent a fair amount of time on short stories, not because writing them is particularly lucrative (it isn’t), but because I have found it a good way to improve your writing with comparatively little … Continue reading A Trio of Stories
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
This March, several of the Dunedin Speculative Fiction members will be talking on an Author Panel at The Edge of the World Expo March 16th – March 17th 2019Edgar Center, Dunedin The Edge of the World Expo is Dunedin’s first pop culture charity expo, which is dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for everything from Pop Culture. Saturday 16 March 1pm Lineup: Kura Carpenter Debbie Howell Daniel Stride Sean P Martin Sunday 17 March 1pm Lineup: Carolyn McCurdie Debbie Howell Daniel Stride Sean P Martin Book Nerd? Fantasy? Sci-fi? Get your Geek on at Edge of the World Expo when … Continue reading Author Panel – 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!