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The SpecFicNZ Podcast

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In this episode we got to chat with Dunedin author Sharon Hannaford, about Urban Fantasy, marketing, and the importance of character flaws.  You can find Sharon here at her website As ever your co-hosts are:  Nix Whittaker Kura Carpenter M
In this episode we talk about rights for writers and other creatives, fiction as a way of exploring what's happening to our world, and why New Zealand writers should join the NZSA.  Mandy's website can be found here The New Zealand Society of
In the episode Wellington writer Melanie Harding-Shaw talks about the 2020 World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon which is coming from Wellington this year. She also talks about the new anthology she is helping to edit (Black Dogs, Black
For this episode we were joined by award winning Hamilton based author Jean Gilbert. She talked about teaching writing to young people, living with face blindness, and writing for film and TV.  You can find her here: Web. Facebook. Twitter.
In this episode we had a chat (and a laugh) with Jamie Sands. We talked about their YA book the Suburban Book of the Dead (buy it here), identity, role playing games, and romance, among other things.  You can find them at the following links:
In this episode your hosts talk about what they wished they had known before starting out down the self publishing, or traditional publishing routes.  Some of the things they talk about are:  Amazon Author Central.  Book Funnel.  New Zealan
We had a lot of fun recording this episode as you can probably tell. Apologies from Mat for being a bit mumbly, as he was sat in the room where the recording was happening, there's no excuse. He will try better next time! Trudie Jaye  Trudie
You can find Tim Jones Online: Blog Twitter NZ Book Council You can buy his latest book - Where We Land.  And you can read a review here - SpecFicNZ As ever your co-hosts are: Kura Carpenter Nix Whittaker Mathew Danaher 
You can find out more about Eileen at her website here - https://www.eileenmuellerauthor.com/ Ava Fairhall's map for Dragons Realm - http://www.geysercon.nz/updates/avafairhallsfantasymaps 50booksto20k  Book Funnel. As ever your hosts are: 
In this episode we talked with award winning Wellington based horror writer Dan Rabarts.  You can find him online at: http://dan.rabarts.com https://twitter.com/rabarts https://www.facebook.com/rabarts He is a member of the Australasian Ho
We were really lucky to spend an evening talking with Aaron Compton co-editor of Te Korero Ahi Ka As well as talking about his experience as a mentee editor, we also talked about being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, cryptozoological porn, an
In this episode your regular co-hosts talked about plot and structure...  They talked a lot about the hero's journey and their opinions of it, as well as saggy middles, sub plots, and more. Also Nix sets some homework.  You can read more here
In this episode your hosts were lucky enough to spend an enjoyable half an hour or so in the company of Australian born, Dunedin resident author Mark McCabe who talked about Kindle Direct Publishing, going wide, making sure you have the right c
In this episode Christchurch author Kevin Berry talks about writing interactive fiction for a middle grade audience, as well as speculative fiction, YA, and crime fiction.  You can find Kevin and his books here.
In this episode our three hosts talk about different aspects of writing from the point of view of an indie novelist, a traditionally published novelist, and a short story writer. As always this is with a focus on New Zealand.  As always our ho
This episode features an enjoyable chat with Darian Smith, author of the 'Agents of Kalanon Sequence', as well as the extremely useful 'Psychology Workbook for Writers'.  You can like Darian's Facebook page here -  https://www.facebook.com/Dar
In this episode we had a chat with Deb E Howell, Dunedin based author of Warrior's Touch, Healer's Touch and the soon to be published Magician's Touch among other works.  You can find her website here - https://deberelene.com/ And you can fin
In this episode we talked with Dunedin based author Daniel Stride. We talked about his work in the SpecFicNZ anthology which you can find out more about here. We also talked about Daniel's novel Wise Phuul which you can buy here.  We also talk
Award winning New Zealand Writers Lee Murray and Piper Mejia talk about New Zealand's premier event for science and fantasy creators - Geysercon, as well as the import work that New Zealand Young Writers, and their Young Writers Fest do.  You
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