13 October 2013: Had a wonderful time at GenreCon in Brisbane. Lots of great panel discussions, including about character arcs, hybrid genres, the juggling act of the writing life, and the future of genre fiction.
22 May 2013: Attended the workshop "Reviving the Novella" by Julienne van Loon at the Sydney Writers' Festival. It was fascinating to go into depth about the properties of this form, like simplicity and economy, intensity and compression.
18 May 2013: Had a lovely evening at the Aurealis Awards. A great conclusion to its Sydney run. Next year, Canberra!
16 March 2013: Had a great day out at the Speculative Fiction Festival at the NSW Writers' Centre. Interesting panel discussions on the current and future state of publishing, and as always it was good to catch up with people.