I’ve had a ‘multi-skilled’ work career … the fault of a constant need to be challenged, and possibly a rebellious streak that makes me, in perfect Leo-like logic bend the rules – to do it ‘my way’. My way or the highway, sort of thing. … Continue reading The Death of Childhood?
Have you ever succumbed to the temptation of not trusting verbs to do their job? Like if your hero ‘walked slowly down the road‘ when he could’ve trudged, ambled, plodded, tramped, staggered, crawled … you get the picture? Maybe you’ve become a bit of a … Continue reading To ADVERB or NOT? That is the question.
Some people are much more comfortable writing first drafts, rushing along like a fully-laden diesel train, without stopping until the end to check the load. Me, I'm like that little old red, steam engine that could ... you know the one, I think I can, … Continue reading Finding your story … easier said than done
Have you ever wondered how authors and illustrators get their ideas? Or about the process involved to bring a new book to life? In this National Year of Reading 2012, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Queensland (SCBWI) have collated a special exhibition... … Continue reading SCBWI Queensland authors’ and illustrators’ exhibition