Midnight Echo Issue 15 features horror fiction and poetry from a horde of Australasian authors, including the winning 2019 AHWA Flash Fiction competition story by Alissa Smith (that's me!).
Do you love a good horror story? Then you'll enjoy the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast's spooky Halloween special, with listener-submitted stories – including one of my own twisted tales!
The change in season brings optimism and a surge of motivation. It's been a welcome boost of inspiration for writing my novel. I've made some progress with character development, strengthening the plot, and restructuring the storyline.
Nobody promised you it was going to be quick or easy or straightforward or even fun. You’re learning that it’s slow and challenging and curly and tedious. But you must push through.
I was invited to chat with Hannah from the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast. We discuss books, writing, New Zealand, and much more in this episode.
I’ve just finished editing chapter one of my novel, with much guidance from my incredible writing mentor. The story remained the same, but I made a lot of improvements. Here are the changes I made.