Gollancz Festival 2017: A Book from Start to Finish


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In this session, the panel – Ed McDonald, Gillian Redfearn, Jen McMenemy, Stevie Finegan and Mark Stay – took turns to explain their roles in building a book from start to finish, using Ed McDonald’s Blackwing as an example. Continue reading


Gollancz Festival 2017: Who You Gonna Call? Ghostwriters!


Almost exactly a month ago now (I’m evidently not one for prompt round-ups!) I went to Gollancz Festival at Foyles. It was an excellent weekend, full of entertaining discussion, wonderful authors, and very good cake from the café downstairs. I also re-met a few people from last year, and it was lovely to be able to reconnect so easily after a whole year. SFF people are, by and large, friendly and fantastic to talk to, and it was great to be in a room full of them for two days.

Over the next week or so, I’m going to post my (rather in-depth) summaries of each session one by one – because there’s no way any of you are going to read it if I post the whole monstrous thing in one go! Continue reading