Schedule for Dublin WorldCon (come and meet me!)

I'll be at Dublin WorldCon between 14th August and the 19th. I'll be on a number of panels, so please do come and say hi! You'll warm a cantankerous author's wizened heart. Schedule below: Thursday Writing from non-western cultures 15 Aug 2019, Thursday 11:00 - 11:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD) The number of non-western novels and… Continue reading Schedule for Dublin WorldCon (come and meet me!)

Hey, writers! Get academic research for free – without breaking the law

CC0. Photo by Nathan Riley on Unsplash. Research is hard when you don't have opposable thumbs. Hi pals. This is your auntie librarian, here. A while ago I asked if any writers wanted guidance on finding free - and most importantly, legal - access to academic research online. About 190+ respondents said yes. So belatedly,… Continue reading Hey, writers! Get academic research for free – without breaking the law

Finding free images for book aesthetics (or, how not to piss off the copyright beast)

I read the tweet below from @AuthorCCallahn and thought, ah copyright law. My old nemesis. Friendly reminder that all art/images belong to their owners. If you aren't buying the rights, you probably can't use it.That means any aesthetics you make using pictures from google images/pinterest/etc. are stolen work and you can be sued for it.… Continue reading Finding free images for book aesthetics (or, how not to piss off the copyright beast)