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Kathryn Gossow

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Kathryn Gossow has been writing and publishing short and flash fiction in a variety of genres since 2006.

When Kathryn Gossow started writing she was told to choose a genre and stick to it. In the same way that she ignored her grade 9 science teacher, she ignored this advice. Her first novel Aurelias short-listed Cassandra is mythic fiction retelling, her second book, The Dark Poet is a collection of gritty short stories about the dangers of charismatic men. In real life, Kathryn loves many things. Jonquils, decaying buildings, sarsaparilla, lemon curd, cold winds, warm spring days, music festivals. True Crime. The ordinariness of life meets the extraordinary of crime. From this obsession springs her third book, a small-town thriller, Taking
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Kathryn Gossow It is winter here in our hemisphere but still good reading weather. I have some steampunk and urban fantasy lined up to keep me warm.
Kathryn Gossow I took a great course called The Year of the Novel at the Queensland Writers Centre. The teacher Nerida Newton recommended free writing and I swear by…moreI took a great course called The Year of the Novel at the Queensland Writers Centre. The teacher Nerida Newton recommended free writing and I swear by it. I just get pen and paper and write. If I am no idea where to start, my first words I write might be...I don't know where to start. Why don't I know where to start? You see, any old rubbish. Eventually it will hit a sweet spot and I will put the pen down and start typing.

If I am feeling plot stuck - I don't know what should happen next - I take my dogs for a walk, or take a shower and mull on it quite deliberately until I figure it out.(less)
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Rebecca: Misrepresented Romance

During last month’s obsession with Bluebeard, I discovered Bronte’s Jane Eyre and du Maurier’s Rebecca are considered ‘romanticised’ Bluebeard tales. I love Bluebeard (particularly Anglea Carter’s retelling, the Bloody Chamber) because it calls out violence (both within and external to us) as a warning to check behind locked doors and develop our intuitive insight. I … Continue reading Rebecca: Mi Read more of this blog post »
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