April 4. Always a good time mixing things up at LitReactor.
Thanks to the generosity of CreateNSW, I was able to spend two weeks on the South Coast to finish the first draft of my new novella, Remedy. It’s about being taken, literally, by forces outside of your control, out of your life and dumped in another. No body-swap happy endings here, people, just saying. Here…
By way of counting-down, I’m going to post a different image of weirdness every few days until blast off. Here cover art from Der Orchideengarten, arguably the world first fantasy mag launched in 1919, and which ran for 51 issues until 1921.
I’m teaching a Creative Writing Stage 1 Course, and Novel Writing Essentials Course at AWC – just finished the first couple of rounds—and although it’s early days, I’m already loving it. Lots of keen students, a fantastic curriculum for all levels, really great support, and a very effective online learning platform—which is a big plus….
Win-win: Thank you so much to the voters at Bizarro Central for this Wonderland Award nod. I have a literary crush on all the nominees, so I’m basking in the total glow.
It’s that time of the year again. When thoughts turn to the dread VISA Card statement, office Christmas parties, and Uncle Creepy’s eggnog (what is that secret ingredient). As an antidote to these and other horrors, I’ve assembled a few of my favorite monsters. A Christmas card from where the wild things are to my fellow nervous breakdowners. Wishing you all a truly festive season. Read more at http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/jbreukelaar/2010/12/my-favorite-monsters-part-i/