ARTbopSHOW – Episode 5 – Author Deryn Pittar

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When people ask me what I write I say that I write futuristic fiction, spiced with romance and adventure; and though currently I have three books published as e-books by Secret Cravings Publishing, with the fourth in the series ready to go, this is not all that I write. In my career I’ve published a 15K novella with Total-e-Bound, which is not Sci Fi and I’m a published poet.

I endeavour to put my poetry skills into all of my fiction writing, to enhance the word pictures I create. My most recent stories are set in the future to allow my imagination to run free, creating characters with unheard-of talents and over the years I’ve had the pleasure of watching science and technology catch up with my imagination. Along with my poetry and novels I write flash fiction, short stories, and have even dabbled with children’s poems and screen scripts. I just really enjoy writing!

Living in Papamoa, in the aptly named Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, a land of beautiful scenery, four million people and a number of hobbits the most useful thing I have learned during my journey into writing as a career, is that it is imperative to have critique partners, or people who are prepared to be “readers”. Another person’s point of view and critical eye can pick up typos, missed words, spelling mistakes, plot holes, time jumps and just plain muddled sentences, that you might have read a dozen times and missed. The more partners you can get the better. In return you will read and critique their work and this then teaches you to read your own work with a more critical eye. I am always happy to read another writer’s work and make suggestions, because all comments are surely just that – suggestions, allowing the writer the final decision on how they want their work to read.

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ARTbop has been written, collated and distributed as a free Bay of Plenty arts focused periodical to cafes in Tauranga and its surrounds.  Starting as a simple text newsletter, ARTbop now has several excellent contributors and covers a wide range of topics informing readers of the thriving art scene and interesting events that happen in the Bay of Plenty. You might have heard about us through friends, or even picked up a copy to read while you were out having coffee. We've got lots of exciting and ambitious plans for this website.  If you’re interested in contributing, advertising or you would like to profile your portfolio on our artists gallery, or have an event that you think should be reviewed, please contact us at info@artbop.co.nz

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