The good type of Con, I mean – the Convention!

Flycon, the fabulous online genre convention, has wrapped up. Have a look at Gary Kemble’s interview with writer Jack Dann (who edited Dreaming and Dreaming Downunder) for an encouraging take on the rising success of Australian speculative fiction authors. To learn some useful industry tips on promoting your book, see the session with authors, journos, and publishers.

Online access to authors and publishing industry professionals creates incredible opportunities for writers learning their craft. Flycon is a great example. Queryfail takes matters to a controversial extreme. Today, on the last day of SXSW interactive, we will learn that blogging is not just a vital tool for building your author platform, it can lead straight to a book deal.

Tonight on AWMonline forums we will be running another Live Writing Race, with special guest Writer Racer, Belinda Jeffrey. Belinda is a prolific writer and published author of short fiction, who joins us fresh from a week on the road promoting her first book Brown Skin Blue. If you are needing inspiration or motivation, come and join us from 8-9pm AEST,  to write alongside Belinda and the other racers.

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