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 from school. Lucky me!! My youngest just turned ten – wow, time flies! I’m feeling old.

I’m also feeling excited – because I’m doing so much with kids and writing at the moment. Check out all these fab writing classes I’m running for young writers at my local libraries and community college these school holidays (click to book):

And of course every year I also spend a significant amount of time raising money with my writing for The Kids’ Cancer Project. In fact, it’s that time of year when I reach out to readers and parents, uncles and aunties, grandparents, carers, teachers, kind-hearted folk and even those after a tax deduction receipt… to sponsor my attempt at the charity’s Write-a-Book-in-a-Day challenge. Along with some dedicated members of my Northern Beaches Writers’ Group, I will be facing the challenge on Saturday 26th August and our goal is to raise a minimum of $2,000 for this incredibly worthwhile charity. One little boy with cancer was given three months to live but, thanks to treatments and research funded by The Kids’ Cancer Project, he’s still alive today. All The Good Feelies! Please help researchers continue their work by sponsoring my team here – you can choose whether or not the charity displays your name on the page in thanks:

If you’d like to read more about the project and what it’s meant for my writers’ group, I did a brief interview with the charity here:

It feels so good to make a difference and bring people smiles. So in return for sponsoring us (even a dollar would do – click here!), I’ll gift you this for all the smiles it will bring (WARNING: even if you find the humour distasteful, keep watching until the end, it’s worth it!):

Did it bring you a smile? Well, hey, that sponsorship link is right over here, he he:


Zena Shapter

I write from a castle in a flying city hidden by a thundercloud. #Ditmar Award-winning author. Movie buff. Traveller. Wine lover. Story nerd. Book Creator & Mentor. Founder & leader of the award-winning Northern Beaches Writers' Group / ZF Kingbolt.

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