10 Tips: How To Get Kids Writing… In Their Spare Time!

These school holidays I got booked in to teach 10 creative writing classes to young writers aged from 5 to 18 years old, at a plethora of Northern Beaches Council libraries and at Mosman Community College, where I usually teach adults. The classes ranged from 1½ hours to full day …

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Cover Reveal: Towards White. Thank you @IFWGAustralia

Wow, I love the cover for my upcoming sci fi mystery ‘Towards White’, so couldn’t wait to share it with you! Thank you so much to my publisher IFWG and their amazing designer Elizabeth Lang! Due out this September/October. More updates to follow. Squee!

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The Write Stuff to Help Kids!

Children – they’re precious, innovative, exciting, cute and annoying all at the same time. I’m so grateful to be a parent (though I do complain *sometimes*), and cherish having a career that enables me to work from home – so I get to be there when my kids get home …

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A #Supanova Story. Thanks @SupanovaExpo

When was the last time you tried something new, and loved it so much you then couldn’t get enough of it? For me this happened recently with ‘The Walking Dead’, resulting in my hubbie and I binge-watching the show. A friend of mine even made me a ‘Walking Dead’ birthday …

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Learning, Teaching, Writing, Including

They say you never stop learning and, whoever ‘they’ are, I hope they’re right. I love studying, extending my understanding of the world and those in it. So when the opportunity came along last month to apply for a scholarship for a five-week ‘Writing Inclusive Fiction’ course, I jumped at …

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Which Stories Would You Read? #OpeningLines

Stephen King (horror writer extraordinaire) says that a story’s opening lines should “invite the reader to begin the story”. “It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” Of course what one person wants to know differs tremendously from what another person wants to know. So …

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How Authors Sign Books Wrap Up #Handwriting #Personality

Wow, what a fun series that was – we have seen a lot of handwriting over the past few weeks! What about your handwriting? Have you analysed it yet? Do you have a broad perspective on life, do emotions rule your thinking, are you optimistic or visionary, how much do …

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