Wednesday, 30 January 2008


Hello folks,

Browsing through the Chronicles forums, and found a discussion about Deep Genre, a blog run by several authors including Kate Elliott and Katherine Kerr. Handily, there are recent postings by David Louis Edelman concerning "How to write a novel".

Obviously what works for one person doesn't automatically work for anybody else, but its interesting to see Edelman's personal process broken down and analysed.

Interesting also to compare processes: I know I'm nowhere near as methodical as that, and that's possibly why The Project keeps stalling. It doesn't help that I've been invaded by another idea that could well be a go-er - this one does need careful outlining because of the characterisations and hidden plot twists, and while I know how to start and how to end, it's the lump in the middle that's the problem...again.

Anyway. Need sleep.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Convention Calendar

Here's a run-down of the chief UK 2008 sf and fantasy conventions which focus on the written genre. This list is by no means complete...

21-24 March - Orbital 2008 - Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow

26 April - alt.fiction - Assembly Rooms, Derby

19-21 September - Fantasycon - Britannia Hotel, Nottingham

11-12 October - NewCon 4 - The Fishmarket, Northampton

14-16 November - Novacon 38 - Quality Hotel, Bentley, nr Walsall