By Anna McEvoy ‘Won’t the world run out of stories eventually?’ We were waiting in line at a busy cinema, and my friend was concerned Hollywood was scraping the barrel of available stories with yet another remake. This was a long time ago, back when I was new to writing, and crowded cinemas weren’t aContinue reading “Stories Are Infinite”
By Bianca Millroy I opened my diary the other day — for the first time in eight months — and was confronted by a wall of blank pages. From 20 March onwards, pages usually full (and I mean full) of my daily antics fell away into 80GSM oblivion. Did I miss the forecast? Cloudy withContinue reading “Endurance”
By Alyssa Mackay Many authors find ideas by looking to the past. Fictionalising a historical event, person or a period in time allows a writer to draw on reality as a starting point, then use their imagination to create an original story. After reading about the history of the Bustard Head Lighthouse on the centralContinue reading “8 Tips for Writing a Historical Short Story”
Take a bunch of writers from different genres, many who have never met before, and put them on the same table at a fancy dress dinner and see what happens.
For one group of writers, who met at GenreCon in 2019, it resulted in a multi-genre anthology entitled Lighthouse – a collection of fifteen short stories all featuring lighthouses, due for release next month (October 2020).
Why lighthouses? To get the answer to this, and a bunch of other questions about this project, Lorikeet Ink caught up with two of the Lighthouse’s contributing authors – Anthology Organiser, Chris Foley and Anthology Editor, Bianca Millroy.