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Meet Tristan Gray

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they

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Here’s One For The Folkloric Fantasy Fans!

Attention folklore and fantasy lovers! There’s a wonderful Kickstarter campaign underway featuring

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Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. On the bottom right is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Panel: Plotter or Pantser?, Lauren (LJ) McMenemy (mod), CL Hellisen, Rebecca Kaur, Ally Wilkes’. At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 4pm to 5pm. Tickets from BFS website.’ Photos: top left, Lauren McMenemy; top right, CL Hellisen; bottom left, Rebecca Kaur; bottom right, Ally Wilkes.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – Plotter or Pantser?

A discussion on the preparation, or lack thereof, for writing a book. Do you have timelines,

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Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. On the bottom right is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Panel: The Influence of Experience, Lee Murray (mod), Kev Harrison, E. Saxey, Calah Singleton. At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 10:10am to 11:10am. Tickets from BFS website.’ Photos: top left, Lee Murray; top right, Kev Harrison; bottom left, E. Saxey; bottom right, Calah Singleton.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – The Influence of Experience

A discussion on how lived experience impacts the words and way we write. Why do certain stories

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Kit Whitfield

The Research Rabbit Hole, or, Great Big Useful Cheating Devices

Kit Whitfield has some tips to stop you follow the white rabbit too far down that research

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Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. On the bottom right is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Panel: POVs, Eleanor Pender (mod), Rien Gray, Nadya Mercik, Tao Wong’ At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Tickets from BFS website.’ Photos: top left, Eleanor Pender; top right, Rien Gray; bottom left, Nadya Mercik; bottom right, Tao Wong.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – POVs

A conversation about different points of view and what they do for your book. Are we leaving enough

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Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. On the bottom right is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Interview: Tiffani Angus & Val Nolan interviewed by BFS Chair Shona Kinsella.’ At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 12:15pm to 1:15pm. Tickets from BFS website.’ Photos: top left, Tiffani Angus; top right, Val Nolan; bottom, Shona Kinsella.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – Interview with Tiffani Angus & Val Nolan

Two heads are better than one! Tiffani Angus and Val Nolan, authors of Spec Fic for Newbies Vol. 1,

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Shown is a graphic that has a grey dappled background with four black claw marks on the far right. Over the top is a pencil with a light bulb on top, a red dragon curled round the outside; inside the bulb is an explosion of colour. A lightning strike comes down from the top right. At the top are lines of black text, saying 'BFS Online Presents: Writing Your Way.’ Below are lines of black text, saying ‘Join us for readings from Eve Smith, Carol Carman, David Green, Eliane Boey, Ian Green, Carol B. Duncan. At the bottom are lines of black text saying ‘Saturday 6th July, 10am to 6pm. Tickets from BFS website.’ On the bottom left and middle is the BFS logo, a red and black dragon design curling around the letters ‘BFS’. Photos: top left, Eve Smith; top right, Carol Carman; middle left, David Green; middle right, Eliane Boey; bottom left, Ian Green; bottom right, Carol B. Duncan.

BFS Online: Writing Your Way – Readings

We have six readings from a range of authors – fantasy, science fiction and horror – to help

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Meet L.R. Lam

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they

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