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Tara Wynne – Literary Agent Interview

Your work as a literary agent with Curtis Brown entails not just approaching publishers on behalf of writers but also helping writers assess the commercial viability of their ideas; helping them sell a range of rights related to each book, such as … Continue reading

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Discussion on Writing Fantasy Fiction (Somerset Writers’ Festival, Gold Coast)

The ‘Fantasia’ panel at the Somerset Writers Festival featured Michael Pryor, Fiona McIntosh, Ben Chandler and Kate Forsyth discussing writing fantasy. Ben Chandler had his first novel, Quillblade, published in 2010 by Random House. Quillblade is a steampunk adventure novel for teens … Continue reading

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The Puzzle Ring (first chapter) by Kate Forsyth

This post is focused on the first chapter of The Puzzle Ring by Kate Forsyth and how enough story questions and unresolved conflicts are introduced in the first chapter to sustain a reader’s interest and sense of suspense throughout the … Continue reading

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Call For Submissions

The Australian Literature Review will be publishing an anthology of short stories around March 2011 to showcase a variety of fiction by Australian authors. This collection will feature stories from a mix of very experienced fiction writers, up-and-coming novelists and … Continue reading

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On ‘Crowns and Swords: The intertwined worlds of fantasy and monarchy’

This article is based on a session at AussieCon 4. Historically, there have been many monarchies – from iron age, to medieval, to pre-industrial era, to contemporary monarchies. Monarchies can be a short hand so you don’t have to describe … Continue reading

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Kate Forsyth – Author Interview

What was your highlight from AussieCon 4 and why? The highlight for me, as always, was catching up with all my old writer friends and making new ones. Good friends of mine who were at Aussiecon 4 include Kim Wilkins, … Continue reading

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Charmed by the Past, by Kate Forsyth

Mystery is at the heart of all creativity. Ask any writer where their ideas come from and they will struggle to answer. Amy Tan has said: ‘Who knows where inspiration comes from? Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes … Continue reading

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