The Accidental Expert

I gave a talk this afternoon to the DemonCrew, a very nice group of creative writing students at De Montfort University. Preparing for the talk made me realise just how much I know about the topic of Weird and Speculative fiction(s), (quite a lot, without sounding like a trumpet blower). It’s odd to find yourself knowledgeable about a subject, especially when the knowledge has been accrued accidentally whilst pursuing a passion. One moment you are wondering what al these weird books are book, the next you are trying to explain what they are about to everyone else. Odd.


The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop is online. Follow them in the blogosphere and on twitter.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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