Havering: End of Year Survey for 2016

Image Description: a picture of an open book with red and yellow string in the shape of a heart Number Of Books You Read: 16 out of 20 Number of Re-Reads: 2 Genre You Read The Most From: IDK, my list for this year is a bit all over the shop Best Books of 2016: … Continue reading Havering: End of Year Survey for 2016

NaNoWriMo 2015: Success or Failure?

On a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best), how did the book turn out? Did anything defy your expectations? Probably a 5, I'm a little meh about the whole thing to be honest, I should have taken a day out to properly plan my novel, I was meant to write a basic outline but … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Success or Failure?

Author Spotlight: K. A. Cook

Those who are regular readers of my blog may have noticed I tend to mention Queer Without Gender often and readers may have also noticed that Kim is one of my biggest discussion contributors in the comments section. So, given recent circumstances, I figured I would give Kim some well-deserved forward promotion. Writing Style: This … Continue reading Author Spotlight: K. A. Cook

Platform 16

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, come one and all! With great pride and trepidation, I present to you the digital edition of Platform Magazine, Volume 16: VU_ePLATFORM 16 The amazing K. A. Cook and Emaunel Cachia have led an awesome team of Editors into the arena of Publishing and have come out victorious, Victorious I say! … Continue reading Platform 16

Playing God

The terrible and wonderful thing about fan-fiction is that you can play pretend with someone else's already established world, someone else's already established characters (with or without detailed tragic back-stories) and the best part? If you screw it up, it doesn't matter, you can just delete the story or chapter and try again. I rediscovered … Continue reading Playing God

Rotunda In The West: Dr Roger Averill and Gideon Haigh

Victoria University presents... Rotunda In The WestGideon Haigh (real-world story-teller, cricket journalist for The Australian and author) in conversation with Michelle FinckeRoger Averill (VU Liberal Arts Tearcher and Winner of the Western Australian Premier's Book Award) in conversation with Bruno LettieriDate: Thursday 3rd of AprilWhen: 06:30pm for a 07:00pm startWhere: VU Bar, Level 0 (Building … Continue reading Rotunda In The West: Dr Roger Averill and Gideon Haigh

My 2013 NaNoWriMo Challenge

Title: MetamorphosisShort Synopsis (Updated): Girl meets a Medical-Alien-Robot and introduces him and his adoptive brother to her sister. Medical-Alien-Robot is on the run from his creator’s family known as The Raptures, who are intent on capturing him and his dysfunctional family of Androids and Shape-shifters in a bid to gain political power. The Raptures intend … Continue reading My 2013 NaNoWriMo Challenge