Beastkeeper

A novel for children and other people.

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South African SFFH Fic

A constantly updated list of writers from or living in South Africa, working in the fields of fantasy, SF, speculative and horror.

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The Books of Oreyn

Novels and short stories set in the world of When the Sea is Rising Red.

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Reading and writtering

Went to the library and got out some fat fantasy books (Robin Hobb), fat…historicals (Patrick O’Brian), some sf I’ve been meaning to read for a while (Liz Williams) and some SA fic (Kgebetli Moele). Reading can make me feel guilty sometimes. I love reading, I would much rather spend the day reading than a)writing, b)exercising

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Ideas brimming

Today was spent synopsis-ing and panicking, two things that do seem to rather go together.   While I was falling down a black hole of self-doubt and crushing despair, I was throwing ideas at my writer friends, and something lodged in my brain.   So, I have a little something I’d like to get off

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Fourth Star for Beastkeeper

The release of Beastkeeper has been something like amazing. Four starred reviews. Four. that’s like…wow. I have to slap myself a little to make sure I’m not dreaming this. Many thanks go to my amazing editor at Henry Holt, Noa Wheeler, for giving this book the thought and care in editing that pushed it to

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Screaming at the water-cooler

As a writer who works from home, I can be kinda ambivalent about twitter. I follow a pretty wide range of tweeps – activists, game-designers, readers, journalists, other writers, people I have met at parties, artists, celebrity accounts, runners, computer programmers, conservationists, archers, photographers, chefs, mommy-bloggers, Curate-accounts…. so things can get pretty loud and angry

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Crop-rotation of the soul and other granola concepts.

Right. Crop rotation. You probably learned about this in school, yeah, but a quick refresher – you have four+ fields, in each you plant a different crop, the following year, you move all the crops along, and you give one of the fields a rest, planting it up with something like vetch to give nitrogen

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