Setting Stories Free! #WritingTips

February in Australia means the start of a new school year, and new opportunities to learn. For me it also means new opportunities to teach! Here are some of the courses I’m teaching this term: The Year Your Book Gets Written Creative Writing Essentials Story Structure Introduction to Creative Writing …

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Thank you, 2016!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2017 is all you want it to be and more. Many people are saying they’re glad to see the back of 2016. For me it was the same as every year… If life is a mountain we must climb, I see each year …

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I’ve signed with the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York! Woo hoo!

It’s official – I’ve signed with the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York! Woo hoo! My agent is the fantastic Cameron McClure, who already has me editing manuscripts, conjuring up new stories and writing up a storm. It’s an honour to be working with such a professional, talented and …

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#RockstarAuthor Weekend: Sydney’s #AFearsomeEngine & Adelaide’s #IntoTordon

Books, books, books! This weekend has been a busy one, in a fabulously #RockstarAuthor way! On Friday night I launched “A Fearsome Engine” in Manly, Sydney; then I caught a plane to launch “Into Tordon” in Adelaide. Woo hoo – jetsetting! Lucky, lucky me. Of course I thought of you …

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How ‘Alice Campion’ co-wrote #ThePaintedSky and #TheShiftingLight

As many of you know, I recently co-wrote a book with nine(!) authors (“Into Tordon” by Z.F. Kingbolt), so am particularly fascinated by collaborative writing at the moment. ‘Alice Campion’ is the pseudonym of several authors writing as one: Jane Richards, Jenny Crocker, Jane St Vincent Welch and Denise Tart. …

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How @AlanBaxter and @davidwoodweb co-wrote #Primordial, #BloodCodex and #DarkRite

As many of you know, I recently co-wrote a book with nine(!) authors (“Into Tordon” by Z.F. Kingbolt), so am particularly fascinated by collaborative writing at the moment. A few weeks ago, Alan Baxter and David Wood released the cover for their upcoming collaborative novel, “Primordial”. It looks amazing! Here’s …

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How @MargoLanagan and @Deborah_b Biancotti co-wrote #Zeroes & #Swarm with @ScottWesterfeld

As many of you know, I recently co-wrote a book with nine(!) authors (“Into Tordon” by Z.F. Kingbolt), so am particularly fascinated by collaborative writing at the moment. A few weeks ago I attended the launch of “Swarm“, the second in the superhero YA series by Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti …

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