Wednesday 13 April 2011

Where I'm at...

Wow I’ve had a really busy few days so time for a catch up. I was totally preoccupied with the weather last week but my rant at the British weather seemed to work. The sun came out I had barbecue number one of the season with my family and then headed off to London for more days in the sun.

I did a little of the touristy bit but the main reason for my trip was to visit London Book Fair. I had a great time perusing the stands and seeing recent publications. I was overwhelmed by the number of independent publishing houses in attendance and the fair really opened my eyes to what an international market I am working in.

What I was particularly pleased to hear during a seminar about genre fiction was the depth of content to be found in fantasy, science fiction, magic realism and other genres of writing. Genre fiction is used as a platform for exploring political, social, economic and emotional content and I’m really pleased the guest authors highlighted this. It was s great acknowledgment for how precious genre fiction is and an affirmation of my belief that it is very much an involved and complex form of writing with much to offer.

Well I’m now back home and more determined than ever to get back to my own current writing projects. I’m also in the planning stages of a reworking of the website for Coruscate Theatre to allow the site to adapt with the changing business.

Lots going on and there will be some exciting updates to my own website soon as well. As always feel free to get in touch or browse my site.

Elloise Hopkins.

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