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I have to confess I'd never heard of China Mieville until a few weeks ago, which was when his name popped up on a schedule of upcoming events at my place of work. It's not everyday I get the chance to sit down and listen to another writer talk shop, so naturally I jumped at the chance. For everyone who missed out, here's a summary of some of the most interesting points that came up in the discussion.
For week two of the 52 blogs challenge the topic is voices. I'll be tackling this one by talking about how I (attempt to) use different voices in my stories.
In which I present a sequel of sorts to my last post in the interests of talking about writing, rather than planning...
In which I explain flawlessly how the principles of software development can easily be applied to the process of developing a story...
In which I make excuses for my failure to produce a not-Easter story and make attempts to get you all excited about a not-ready-yet story.
To celebrate surpassing the 1,000th download of my short story Colder Still (via Smashwords.com) I reveal, for the very first time, the gripping tale of how Colder Still came into existence.
Fan-fiction provides a chance for fans to immerse themselves in their chosen universe beyond the limits of official canon. For the reader it offers all-new stories featuring much-loved characters, but what does it offer the budding writer? Is it nothing more than a waste of time, or can it provide valuable exercise?