14 – 20th September is NZ Speculative Fiction Blogging Week
This is an opportunity for anyone in (or even with links to) New Zealand to talk about Speculative Fiction, to publicise what they’ve been doing or simply share some knowledge. It’s an opportunity to learn what others have been reading, writing, watching or drawing, to start a conversation, to gather some recommendations for reading or some tips for writing.
NZ Speculative Fiction Blogging Week is organised by Core members of SpecFicNZ. Core members are working towards the launch of a national SpecFic Writers organisation in 2010.
Because speculative fiction still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves in New Zealand.
Because there are so many people out there doing so many exciting things – and so often they don’t know about each other.
How can I participate?
1) Help get the word out! Link to this page, http://pterodaustrodreams.org/drupal-6.8/node/100 , tell your friends, encourage people you know to write.
2) Write a blog post any time from 14th to 20th September. It can be a review of a book by a local writer, an update on your own writing, photographs of a place near you which has some links to speculative fiction, related art – the possibilities are endless. Don’t feel you need to be an expert of have any kind of qualification for joining in – this is for everyone!
Please do remember to post a link to your post in the comments to this page (http://pterodaustrodreams.org/drupal-6.8/node/100), otherwise we may not see it. Comments are screened to stop spam, so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up straight away – we will be checking frequently.
3) Check back over the week to see what others have written. They’ll all be linked to in this post as we get them. Discover what other people are thinking, doing and writing, and don’t forget to comment – you may get some interesting conversations going or even meet some new friends.