Oh yeah...

Jan. 26th, 2009 11:43 am
martinlivings: (Writing Frustration)
I'm being a mentor with the AHWA again this year. Last year was incredibly rewarding, working with Craig on a very cool crime novel (it wasn't a crime novel when we started, mind you!), and they asked, and I can't say no, so here I am.

http://www.australianhorror.com/index.php?view=104

Of course, with possible mentors to choose from such as [livejournal.com profile] battersblog, [livejournal.com profile] battblush, [livejournal.com profile] catsparx, [livejournal.com profile] kaaronwarren, [livejournal.com profile] stephen_dedman, [livejournal.com profile] roberthood_rss and Brett McBean, the chances of getting a guernsey are pretty slim. But it's nice to be asked. :)
martinlivings: (Writing Frustration)
Michnight Echo Issue 1 is now available, and features a cavalcade of stories, including my own "Piggies", which the more astute amongst you might recognise as an edited version of one of my Tuesday's Ten Minute Tales. I miss doing them. Sigh. :(

Also, I'm eleven hours into NaNoWriMo, and haven't yet written a single word, or even had an idea what to write. And probably won't have time to do anything about it today. Ah well, that was easy! Maybe my NaNoWriMo should stand for National Not Writing Month! I think that'd be a bigger challenge for some people I know. Yes, I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] azhure!

Here's the official release statement from the AHWA... )
martinlivings: (Genius)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ashamel for the heads-up... the Australian Horror Writer's Association has announced that it's running a mentor program this year, to encourage newer writers to develop professionally with the help of some local industry luminaries. It's only available for members of the AHWA, and thus the details are behind the username-and-password section of their site, but the basic details are here:

http://www.australianhorror.com/news.php?news=117

The important thing is, of course, that I happen to be one of the mentors, as is [livejournal.com profile] ashamel, [livejournal.com profile] battersblog, [livejournal.com profile] kaaronwarren, [livejournal.com profile] catsparx, [livejournal.com profile] sjiraiyac, [livejournal.com profile] stephen_dedman, [livejournal.com profile] paulhaines and Rob Hood. In short, it's simply an amazing line-up of talent, and I feel both honoured and humbled to be slotted in amongst them. Not to mention rather unworthy!

So, if anyone wants to hassle me for three months this year, and pay for the privilege of doing so, please join the AHWA and put your hat in the ring. With the list of other mentors, I can't see there being much competition for my tutelage. ;)

EDIT - I've taken down the full details, as they're really only intended for AHWA members. But Horrorscope has put up a nicely intermediate-level announcement here:

http://ozhorrorscope.blogspot.com/2007/03/news-ahwa-mentor-program.html

Much more official. :)

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