I have a working title of Peacemaker for the cowpunk, named after the 1873 Peacemaker pistol – the gun that won the west. My two main characters are named (Virgin Jackson and Nate Sixkiller), the premise is in place and I’ve written several pages. It’s a go-go!

There’s something equally exhilarating and terrifying about starting a new novel. Strange thoughts run through your head. Can I do this?What will it be like? Countered by the sense of  liberation at creating something from scratch. Freefall into the page. For the first time since I began writing full time, I’m thinking of writing about the novel journey. Join me if you like. It could be slow and painful or not?

  • I like the idea of following you through the journey of creating this novel. It will be interesting to see glimpses of your personal style.

  • Marianne

    Thanks Paul, I’ll try not to bore you and it may be a little slow, as I will be co-writing it with other novels in progress. OTH it will also give me impetus to make regular reflection.

  • It’s good to know that other people write more than one novel at a time. Sean Williams talked at Au Contraire about writing six at once (mostly due to contractual obligations). I keep telling myself I have to finish my current story before starting another, but I have all these ideas that just won’t go away.


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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