Guest Post: Nikki McDonagh: Nadsat, Newspeak and Bubchat: Creative use of language in novels

I have been reading mostly science fiction books lately, and I have begun to question why a lot of writers choose not to modify the language they use to create a sense of another time and place. It seems that in the future, vocabulary will remain the same and people will talk to each other […]

Reflective Essay: Moral of MACE

Well, this is my last official MACE blog post. It’s crazy that I just started my course in September and it’s already June. My actual courses have ended, which means my workload is about to get quite a bit lighter. However, it also means that my class of international mates will be permanently broken up […]

LBF 2012: Day 3: Getting Into Pubbing and London Pub Fair

4/18/2012. Day 3 and the last day of the 2012 London Book Fair. Lots to talk about. Lets start with my first seminar. Getting into Publishing. It was hosted by Society of Young Publishers (SYP). If you don’t know who they are, check them out here. They host events that allow those interested in, or […]

Publishing Now: Still Publishing Later? Part One

Yesterday, I went to the Publishing Now conference.  (The day before was the debate). The main focus of the this conference was how the industry is effected by the digitization of print media. As an author, it was good hear to what members of the publishing industry think about the future of their profession. And […]