That’s a wrap #11

That’s a wrap #11

A wrap of today’s news.  If you have news to be included, DM or email me.

It’s been a slow news day, but there’s always SOMETHING to say.

AWW challenge wrap-up for 2012 – the Science Fiction and Fantasy version!

Tsana Dolichva lists some notable Australian SFF reviewed (not necessarily published) in 2012 and links to reviews.  The list of reviews of science fiction and fantasy works by Australian women writers is here.

The Office goes on an Unexpected Journey
Brandon Sanderson interview

After I interviewed Brandon ;P, he spoke to SFX about ending the Wheel of Time.

Meg Mundell events

Meg Mundell was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award and received an honourable mention for the Nora K Hemming Award in 2012 for her novel Black Glass, a speculative fiction novel about two homeless girls living in Melbourne.  Meg’s writing has added depth and realism because she wrote what she knows after spending a few years working with homeless people on the Big Issue and even working as an assistant to a marketing guru whose work was not unlike Milk’s work in her novel.

Meg has a couple of events happening in the New Year to coincide with the release of her upcoming short story e-collection THINGS I DID FOR MONEY ($4.99, out 4 February through Scribe). Featuring a mash-up of genres, including spec fic and crime, the stories first appeared in literary magazines and collections including Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Australian Book Review. On 22 January, Meg will run a short story workshop for Writers Victoria; and on 4 February she’ll be reading at the first session of the Dog’s Tales Storytelling evenings for 2013 at the Dog’s Bar (56 Acland Street St Kilda). This year’s version of the long-running night is curated by author and books blogger Angela Meyer, of Literary Minded.

Four things you should never say

This is a photo of a tee shirt that lists four things you should never say to a writer.

[The link is broken so I’ve removed the failed attempt at a jpg.]

The twitter hive mind added a few things to this list:

I’m sure I can come up with a list of things you should never say to a reviewer.

  1. Buy my book so you can review it!
  2. Let me send you an e-version of my self-published UNEDITED work (by unedited I mean total absence of an independent professional editor because, hey, the author doesn’t need that!)
  3. Give me feedback on my work in progress
  4. Give me free publicity because I haven’t bothered to build networks myself

The Twitter hivemind said:

https://twitter.com/sarah__dunn/status/287377250901426176