How I Keep Myself (and others) Inspired

Wow, what a ride of a year! I’ve had lots of ups, and lots of downs. I always try to focus on the ups, however, not the downs, in an attempt to continually inspire myself (and others), rather than drag myself (and others) down. So at this very self-reflective time …

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On Dreaming Big AND Dreaming Small

Yay, we’re seeing Star Wars tonight! We’re fans of the franchise, so my family and I often dress up for new releases. In the past I’ve turned a long white summer dress inside-out to resemble Princess Leia and swirled my hair into buns. For The Force Awakens, my daughter dressed …

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What did you want to be?

When I was a child, I never really knew what I wanted to be once I was grown up, there was no particular job I wanted, didn’t think too much about it. However, now I look back, there were signs… When I was a young reader, I loved the ‘Little …

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You’re invited to a book launch! #TowardsWhite @IFWGAustralia

Dear supporter of all things bookish and speculative, I’m thrilled to invite you to the book launches of my solo debut Towards White – one in Canberra and one in Sydney. I’d love to see some friendly faces there, so please consider joining me, and my publisher IFWG Australia, for …

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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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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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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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