Monthly Archives: January 2015

Flash Fiction Challenge: Curiosity…

I apologise for the late post today. I have been busy with flash fiction and short stories over the past week. My short story is destined for submission to an Australian anthology, the flash fiction (in this case under 1000 words) was a challenge issued by Chuck Wendig on his blog, Terrible Minds . This week’s…

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The Steam, the Punk and the Writing

The first appearance of the word steampunk was in Locus Magazine in 1987. The term was coined by SF author K W Jeter to define specific speculative fiction works and is a tongue-in-cheek variant on cyberpunk. What is Steampunk? The simplest definition of steampunk is to describe it as Victorian science fiction. To elaborate: Victorian: set in the…

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The Saga of the Hallway Bookshelves.

THE SAGA OF THE HALLWAY BOOKSHELVES (c) Karen J Carlisle 2015. ‘My, you have a lot of books,’ she said. ‘Wait til you see the rest of the house,’ I replied. We picked our way way through the narrow hallway. The bookshelves surrounded us, lining most of the available wall space. They groaned under the weight…

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January Tea and Tidings – flying out today

Do you like reading my blog? Are you interested in knowing more about my writing or backgrounds to my stories? Do you want to read preview snippets of The Department of Curiosities or The Adventures of Viola Stewart? Are you dying to know more about Doctor Jack? Do you want exclusives or information before it…

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The One Where I Learn to Kill My Darlings: Rewrites & Edits.

There various stages involved in writing a story, whether it be a short story, a novella or a full-length novel (or screenplay or…) Inspiration draft/writing revising editing/polishing publishing Though it is not really that straight forward. Steps 2-4 can be repeated ad nauseam. A phrase I have heard often of late, says it all: Write. Edit.…

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New Beginnings

We have had record summer rains here in South Australia – a welcome relief after a week of bush fires. Officially we have had 45mm so far this month. At home, I have recorded almost sixty millimetres in our front yard. Twenty-eight millimetres on the first day alone! Sadly, some of my friends get depressed with…

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The One Where I Confess to Procrastination

This past week has been long and emotional. The muscles in my back and chest are screaming in protest, after coughing fits set off by smoke. I am due back to the doctor next week for a check up. It has taken all of my mental effort to get out of bed.  My manuscript has…

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