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Blogging has been light this week, and it'll continue to be so, since tomorrow I'm running a two day workshop. Privately, I call it the Teenagers Want to Fuck Workshop, since inevitably, I spend the two days watching fifteen and sixteen year olds try to...

Whether in music or in fiction, the most basic thing is rhythm. Your style needs to have good, natural, steady rhythm, or people won’t keep reading your work. I learned the importance of rhythm from music — and mainly from jazz. Next comes melody —...

Jeff Sparrow has purchased my story, 'Excerpts from Books 50 Years From Now' for Overland. It will appear in a special Against Reality issue, which, from what I hear, will also include interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson, China Mieville, and Justine Larbalestier. Don't go quoting me...

I finally figured out what Transformers was about. Giant transforming robots? Dude. I'm talking about the message of the film. All sentient life deserves to live and not be squashed by giant robots? Dude. What? Did we even watch the same fucking film? Apparently not. You're not going to tell me it...

Sydney Airport. Midday. I have picked up C, who went up to Brisbane the night before, and we are now standing in the car parking lot, waiting to pay the machine so we can be released back onto Sydney's choked roads. It's cold where we...

Eric Marin (ericmarin) at Lone Star Stories has purchased 'Black Betty' for the October issue of the zine. 'Black Betty' is my pirate story, but it was inspired, structurally, by the story 'In a Bamboo Grove' by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, which was eventually turned into the film,...