Blog 47

Dealing With Not Knowing

An Absence

We wrap up our Issue 13 blog series about ‘absent characters’ with some thoughts from Laura Borrowdale on writing the unseen characters in her story 'The Wasps'.

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Blog 48

“They’re All Dead Now”

There, and yet, not

Some reading to start your week off right, from the talented Becky Manawatu from Issue 13.

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Blog 50

Kehua in the Text

There, and yet not there

For Issue 13 we decided to get a couple our contributing writers to tell us a little about their absent characters.

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Blog 52

Where I Write

Just Use What You Have

Here’s the final piece in our inside look at a Headland writer’s space, part of our Issue 12 series; three authors share where they wrote their...

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Blog 53

Isabelle’s Writing Space

Writing Space #2

Welcome to our second peek into a Headland writer’s space, part of our Issue 12 series; three authors share where they wrote their piece.

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Blog 54

A Space of My Own

The Writers’ Space

“Sadly, the writing life doesn’t always come equipped with an idyllic woodland cabin in which to pen profound prose.

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Blog 36

The Young Country

Local Feel

The final word in our series about what makes a New Zealand story, well, a New Zealand story goes to Andrew Stiggers with his own take on this tricky...

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Blog 37

The Setting

Local Feel

What makes a New Zealand story feel like our story? Makes it recognisable to you? What does ‘an Aotearoa New Zealand story’ mean to you? These were questions we...

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Blog 38

Writing Aotearoa

Local Feel

“What makes an Aotearoa New Zealand story, well, feel like an Aotearoa New Zealand story? Is it setting or style, character or theme? Or something else entirely?” 

This is the...

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