Literary frontiers & emerging voices
Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne Essay Prize
April 28, 2018
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.
January 23, 2018
The Young Country
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…
January 17, 2018
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…
December 29, 2017
“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…
September 10, 2017
So you think you have writer’s block? Think again.
Writing through it
We’re continuing our series looking at writing through creative challenges. We recently featured ‘Drawing Blood From Stone’ by Kate Joy Tobin.
August 20, 2017
Drawing Blood From Stone
Welcome to another blog series for a new issue! For Issue 10 we’re looking at creativity and how to deal with a rut, writers’ block, slump.
June 25, 2017
People Not Characters
Characterisation Part III
Ray Bradbury wrote in Zen in the Art of Writing: “Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to…
June 10, 2017
Borrowing a rib and breathing life
Characterisation Part II
Following on from Craig Burnett’s post Kirk, and continuing our characterisation series, we hear from Alie Benge on crafting a believable character.
May 29, 2017
Characterisation Part I
We’re into weird here at Headland.