Yes, I know, research-addicted authors run the risk of getting so caught up in the search they forget to write the story! That fact is as obvious as a cruise-boat - you know the ad ... 'Cruise-boat? What cruise-boat?' I have a way to get … Continue reading A sucker for research. Or how to find gold when looking for tin…
I've been thinking about something Darren Groth, Aussie author http://www.darrengroth.com said recently about Stephen King's views regarding that sometimes elusive component to writing - extracting the story. Stephen King likens the stories and the ideas upon which they are founded as 'fossils' and writers as … Continue reading On extracting stories
It’s a question all authors face. So what’s your answer? That they flow into your head from some stream of consciousness, or the ether? Or plucked from a fast-fading dream? Or from a magic box that only you have the key to? Or do you … Continue reading Where do you get your ideas?
If you were at school or were a teacher between 1979 and 1992 you would know Grug. This hairy, brown and yellow striped character inhabited a series of books written by Australian author, Ted Prior. (Soon to be re-published by Simon & Schuster, Australia from June, … Continue reading Grug – a little miracle worker.
Many Australian eyes will be on Barack Obama’s Inauguration to the White House on Tuesday the 20th January. But Tuesday marks a far more important date for Australian readers and writers. It’s D-day for submissions to the Australian Government Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the lifting … Continue reading The gloves are off!