Sunday, 9 November 2014
International Writers Workshop and Linda Nagata
On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to be the guest speaker at the International Writers' Workshop, talking to them about using psychology in fiction. I love the opportunity to combine two of my favourite topics into an hour and a half of condensed information on making characters real and bringing conflict into a story using psychology and counselling theory.
It was also a fantastic opportunity to talk to some fellow writers about what they're doing and get some feedback on an idea I've had - to write a book for writers on psychology. If anyone is interested in hearing about this when it's ready, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put you on my mailing list. I got lots of names at the workshop so it seems like there's an interest.
On Friday a few local writers and I met up with Hawaii based American author, Linda Nagata for a drink, some food, conversation and explore the town. Linda is a "hybrid" author with many novels self published and others being picked up by traditional publishers. She was fascinating to talk to about her experiences and I look forward to reading "Memory", which she suggested as one of her books to try.
If you'd like to find out more about Linda, check out her website at http://www.mythicisland.com/
This week, I'm off to the book launch of "The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales" and looking forward to meeting some of the other writers who appear in the anthology.