GenreCon 2012 Wrap-up

Last week, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace hosted Australia’s inaugural conference for Australian genre writers, GenreCon. From Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, a passionate group of genre writers and industry professionals joined together to celebrate genre writing in all its forms. GenreCon 2012 was a huge success and we were thrilled to share the weekend … Continue reading »

Gary Kemble: The process of writing

Last night at the Writing Races speculative fiction author Gary Kemble shared his approach to writing and some tips about what to do when the story stops flowing. Planning I used to be very much seat of the pants but I generally like to have an idea of how the story ends these days. I … Continue reading »

QWC Blog Tour …

Speakeasy is very excited to be part of the Queensland Writers Centre blog tour. I am currently away at the Hachette manuscript development retreat, immersed in all things writerly, so the timing is perfect… QWC: Where do your words come from? There is a part of my brain that I can’t consciously reach (but which … Continue reading »

Imaginative Space: Part 1

Moya Costello, SCU lecturer, author, and former editor, describes university creative writing courses as an imaginative space where intellectual labour and creativity is valued, which can equip writers with the technical skills and theoretical understandings to explore and express creativity. Moya’s presentation at the Nuts & Bolts professional developmnent seminar at BBWF09 yesterday was a … Continue reading »