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King’s Wrath and setting up conflict

In Dwight Swain’s screenwriting guide Film Scriptwiting: A practical manual, he likened story conflict to target shooting, he suggested that bringing one thread of story conflict is like flinging one clay plate into the air – one is more interesting … Continue reading

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On ‘Steal the Past, Build the Future: New histories for fantasy fiction’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. There tend to be a lot of similar settings in fantasy fiction based on a faux medieval period The panelists discussed a tendency for many fiction writers to treat a … Continue reading

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Fiona McIntosh – Author Interview

What was your highlight from AussieCon 4 and why? Throwing sweets at the audience!  Seriously, I’m not keen on that ‘them and us’ divide.  I really like connecting with the audience and I will always do my utmost to interact … Continue reading

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Mary Victoria – Author Interview

What was your highlight from AussieCon 4 and why? My highlight from the Con was meeting and speaking with fellow authors, and of course the hard-working members of my Voyager family. I’d never corresponded with my publishing editor, Stephanie Smith, … Continue reading

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Fantasy: Why is the genre so popular? by Rowena Cory Daniells

Since the Peter Jackson film of the same name, it would be safe to say that most people have heard of The Lord of the Rings, most people have a grasp of the fantasy genre. While the popularity of Tolkien’s … Continue reading

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