Australian LitBlog Snapshot #5 - Deborah Biancotti

Deborah Biancotti is an Australian science fiction writer whose short story, "A Scar for Leida", won the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division. Her weblog, simply titled, has been running since the start of 2005. It's not all about her work.

1. How would you describe your weblog to someone who wasn't at all sure what this blogging business is about?

It's like a conversation you might have at a party -- only it's online, of course. Some of those conversations are light-hearted and fun, and some of them are more of the 'deep & meaningful' type. Either way, hopefully it's a good party!

2. Have there been any major changes in your weblog's direction, theme or subject
since you started?

Well, I have a lot less time for blogging now than when I started. I used the blog as writing exercise for the first couple years. Nowdays when I get some spare time to write, I just knuckle down and do the writing. Hang the exercise! So for that reason my blog's less frequent, & less hoooked into the blogosphere than it used to be.

3. Do you have more books in your house than you can possibly read? If so, why?

Yes. Because it's faster to buy books than to read them! And I know some really good book stores. And, superstitiously, I figure I might be able to extend my lifespan by surrounding myself with books I want to read...

4. If there were three things you'd like to include in your weblog if you had more time/money, what would they be?

Three things, eh? I'd integrate the blog into my website, I'd do up my own visual design, and I'd have book giveaways for my novels (particularly awkward currently, because I'm only halfway through my first novel as we speak!).

5. How would you eat an elephant?

With an antelope chaser.

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