creative writing

The wonderful world of Aussie Kids and YA

Writing NSW and Festival Director Belinda Murrell brought together a who's who of Aussie authors, illustrators, publishers for the tenth Kids & YA Festival on Saturday and it was  fabulous. Discussions ranged throughout the day. From the different pathways to... Continue Reading →

It’s always the quiet ones

The first I'd heard of softly spoken and wickedly talented Nalini Singh was during last year's GenreCon organised by the Queensland Writers Centre. I added Wild Embrace (with the following cover), to my Speculative Fiction/YA/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance book pile: As my... Continue Reading →

Words at play

Last year I asked a group of primary school students: 'What makes a great story?' Hands shot up and soon I had a white board full of answers like: adjectives spelling punctuation sentence structure My inner child was very confused.... Continue Reading →

Are you ready?

Like winter, the school holidays are coming. You might have noticed parents huddling in groups, desperately clutching iPhones as they attempt to stitch together enough care options, activities and annual leave to get through to the end of January. I... Continue Reading →

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