Tag Archives: characterisation

Cora guest-blogs elsewhere – and some thoughts on dialogue as characterisation

First of all, I have a guest post in the “Nobody Knew She Was There” series about female SFF writers over on Sarah Ash’s blog today. I talk about the challenges of being a woman from a non-anglophone country who … Continue reading

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Meet My Character, Richard Blakemore

“Meet my Character” is a new blog hop similar to the speculative fiction blog hop, only that it allows a writer to introduce a particular character. I already took part in this blog hop, introducing Holly di Marco from the … Continue reading

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Meet My Character, Holly di Marco

“Meet my Character” is a new blog hop similar to the speculative fiction blog hop, only that it allows a writer to introduce a particular character. Previous entries include Jamie Maltman, E.W. Pierce, Stacy Claflin and Jessica Rydill, who introduced … Continue reading

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Pentecost Monday Links with Bonus Maikäfer

This year’s Nebula Awards have been handed out and my reactions are mixed. IMO the weakest book by far won in the best novel category – a pity because there were so many interesting nominees. But then Kim Stanley Robinson … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Nominations and some SFF Links

The 2013 Academy Award nominations have been announced and once again I am completely underwhelmed by the nominees. The only film I actually care for and am happy to see nominated is Beasts of the Southern Wild. Not that it … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Lower Saxony State Elections and some SF Links

First of all, my internet still works. Well, sort of, at any rate. For at the moment I can only access the Internet via my laptop and netbook and not via my dsktop PC. That requires a fix that will … Continue reading

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Events, Plugs and Links

If you’re in the Bremen area, Elke Marion Weiss will be presenting her new crime novel Die ungewisse Reise nach Samarkand at the Krimibibliothek at the Bremer Stadtbibliothek at 6:30 tonight. Heartache is the featured new release at the Short … Continue reading

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Olympic Linkdump

Here is an interesting article at Ghostwoods, which describes Michael Moorcock’s method for writing a novel in a single weekend and also goes into Lester Dent’s pulp fiction masterplot (which has been linked in the sidebar pretty much since I … Continue reading

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School is Out Linkdump

Today was the last day of school in Lower Saxony where I teach, which means six weeks (sort of) without school. And it’s about time, since we hit a late slot with our summer holidays this year, which meant that … Continue reading

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The New Yorker and some links for the Euro 2012 kick-off

So I finally managed to purchase the science fiction issue of The New Yorker at the airport bookstore, which is the only place in town that carries the magazine. Had to pay twice the US cover price, too – wince. … Continue reading

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