I wrote up my general feelings for BSFA's vector and you can read it here. On a more personal note, I was overwhelmed by everyone whom I met last year greeting me with joy and warmth. And they introduced me to even more lovely people and wow, I get it now, this feeling of family!… Continue reading Gambarimasu!
Things have been quiet on here this year as I am mainly working on the first draft of my novel. I'm about 30,000 words in and it's a beast of burden: so different to writing short stories, so much planning and pushing through the mediocre draft and constantly changing world-building. I'm enjoying the world-building more… Continue reading Fantasycon in Chester
I have previously mentioned my foray into narrating for podcasts and continued to do so with Cynthia So's "The Poet and the Spider" over at Cast of Wonders. Cynthia is a queer Chinese writer living in London and her words are beautifully poetic. She's definitely one to watch out for in the future and she… Continue reading On both sides of the podcasts
Exciting news, I have once again picked up the novel mantle under the mentorship of Maisie Chan. Maisie is a fiction author who write middle grade novels as well as other pieces for teens and adults. She has experience running teaching creative writing sessions also and put a call out on Twitter last month about… Continue reading Mentorship and Novel Writing
I have been a little negligent with this website and only now realised I did not promote my stints as a narrator! I have started to listen to podcasts in the last year or so, firstly to see (or hear) what the big deal is, but also because it breaks up the entropy that comes… Continue reading Narrating
I have had just enough time to start feeling human again after the weekend's Fantasycon in Peterborough. It was my first one ever and expectations were high after being told such great things about it. But I have to admit, I was more nervous than I've been in a long time. It was my first… Continue reading Post-Fantasycon 2017
I'm off to my first British Fantasycon next weekend in Peterborough. I'm in equal parts excited and apprehensive. If you are going, please say hello! I will probably appreciate a break from pretending I know what I'm doing. Where will I be: Saturday 8.30pm Mythology, Folktales and Imagination Panel (Althorpe, Panel Room 2) with Iain Grant… Continue reading British Fantasycon 2017