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Stokercon Diary: California Screaming

A trip to the US Heide went to Stokercon for two reasons. She wanted to meet people from the US genre scene. Writerly chit-chat with a new set of people is always great It was onboard the Queen Mary. The

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6 and a half collaborative novels worth knowing

`From the best to  the worst, to the most magical collaborations to the most underhandedly devious, here are 6 (and a half) co-authored books that you ought to read (or know to avoid!) Good Omens http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Omens-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0552137030/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361439904&sr=8-1 A 1990 book, co-written

Posted in 2013, Books, Writing Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Know Your World

At a recent writing convention, I saw a panel entitled “Not Another F***ing Elf” in which four authors discussed the tropes of fantasy writing.  There was an interesting moment in the discussion when it was suggested that many twentieth century

Posted in 2012, How-to's, Writing Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Clovenhoof v Draculas

Heide and I have been working on our collaborative novel since last autumn and we’re mere weeks away from finishing a healthy-looking draft of the entire thing. We’ve tackled the collaborative aspect of writing in our own way, simply doing

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People who inspired us

We blogged previously about what made us decide to collaborate. There was a workshop at Birmingham Writers Group where we explored some collaborative writing techniques, and talked about examples of famous writers who had made it work. I had wanted

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