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Writing what you do and don’t know

Guest post by Ian McHugh Something writers are often exhorted to do is “write what you know”. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your stories should reflect the literal truth of your lived experience, although they can. My first published story, “The Alchemical Automaton Blues” was basically a recounting of a real [...]

2019-05-02T13:53:05+10:0025th August, 2014|Tags: , |

CSFG Member News (July 2014)

Events Gillian Polack is guest of honour at Liburnicon in Croatia Sales and Publications Gillian has sold more than three books to Satalyte Publishing, including Langue[dot]doc 1305, which will have a pre-release at Loncon. Donna Hanson, writing as Dani Kristoff, has a new book out from HarperImpulse, The Sorceror's Spell. Donna [...]

2019-12-18T06:55:33+11:0011th August, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

What I learnt while editing a short story anthology

by Simon Dewar (writing at simondewar.wordpress.com) As I send the Suspended in Dusk anthology off to James Roy Daley at Books of the Dead Press for publication, I think now is probably the right time to look back on the experience and see what lessons I learned. So I guess this post [...]

2018-04-18T09:53:26+10:003rd August, 2014|

Cat Sparks: movie star

Nick Stathopoulos and Ryan Cauchi have posted the trailer for their short monster movie, IT GROWS, starring CSFG's very own Cat Sparks!

2014-08-01T23:55:31+10:001st August, 2014|

New interview series by Nicole Murphy

CSFG member Nicole Murphy has just embarked on a new series of author interviews: I've started a new interview series, about writers, for writers. It's called 'Journey to Publication' and the aim is to eventually have at least 30 authors (published at novel length) talking about how they achieved that [...]

2019-07-06T20:46:42+10:0030th July, 2014|Tags: |

Filing off the serial numbers

Guest post by Ian McHugh Some of the best advice I ever got as a writer was to “file off the serial numbers” from stories I admired and use what I’d got from them in my own work. This is, as it sounds, an exhortation to steal – shamelessly – but [...]

2018-04-18T09:09:07+10:0025th July, 2014|Tags: , |

The Making of Good Writers

Guest post by Zena Shapter I’ve had this thought so many times… Wouldn’t it be nice to do nothing else in life but write? Usually it’s when I’m working on an uninspiring work project, on my hands and knees cleaning up milk spilt by the kids (yet again), or washing [...]

2014-07-15T04:41:09+10:0015th July, 2014|Tags: , |

CSFG Member News (May / June 2014)

Congratulations! To Tim Napper, who won first prize in the first quarter of the Writers of the Future contest (CSFG's second WotF prize winner for 2014 and CSFG's fifth prize winner overall. Here's hoping he can become our second annual grand prize winner!) To Cat Sparks, who's collection The Bride [...]

2020-02-25T12:32:37+11:0011th July, 2014|Tags: , , , |


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