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There and back again, now with less dragons, maybe.

Originally posted on Author Allsorts:

I loved Non and Jan’s blogposts about writing and the editing and redrafting of books.  Personally, I had an inkling what to expect when I started out, but still, I didn’t quite believe how much work went into the whole editing process and how much a story could change. I’ve done editing workshops with Sara Grant and they helped prepare me tremendously.

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Elf problems

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A Close Look at the 2014 Hugo Winners

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Damn. My reading list just got longer (except I’m already reading Ancillary Justice so, one down…

Originally posted on J. C. Conway:

With the close of Loncon 3 today, we now know the winners of the coveted 2014 Hugo Awards for best works in science fiction and fantasy published in 2013. Here is a rundown of the works in the fiction writing categories–each of which should be on your “to read” list, if it is not already on your “read it” list:

BEST NOVEL

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. — Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. — Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

Ancillary Justice also…

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Write and Draw Your Own Comics Available for Pre-Order

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My lovely expert and zombie-meister, Matt Finch, on Write and Draw Your Own Comics. Wot you can preorder now!

Originally posted on Books and Adventures:

Usborne Write and Draw Your Own Comics by Louie Stowell

Blimey, between this and the pre-orders for the 2015 Library Innovation Toolkit, it’s getting to be like the Home Shopping Channel over here.

Earlier this year, I was a consultant on the new Write and Draw Your Own Comics, created by the talented Louie Stowell and a range of brilliant artists for the children’s publisher Usborne.

Some of the activities in the book got field-tested by the kids and teens of Auckland, New Zealand, during my stint there last year and I can vouch for the finished work as being pretty freakin’ awesome.

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is out this October, but you can pre-order the book via the Forbidden Planet website now – looks like they’ve dropped the price by a couple of quid for early birds too.

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This is basically what junior school was like

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Lunchtime comic

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King Joffrey is not pleased with the results of his online quiz

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