Ahhh, Science! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I became a scientist at the age of four when curiosity reared its head. It was the day my mother killed a chook. My father reckoned its head was still attached by invisible threads. Mum, … Continue reading Curiosity, dead chooks, science and the S.T.E.M. push
That’s like asking how long is a piece of string. There are endless articles written on this genre – most provide very useful hints in your quest to write the genre, and most as useful as a ball of string. Imagine the uses for a ball of string! … Continue reading What makes a winning short story?
When I run writing classes, people often ask for hints on how to become better writers (and so do children – thankfully, for a future of great stories still to come!) These are the essentials I pass on….. Have an active imagination. Always ask, WHAT … Continue reading My Essentials for Being an Author
I've settled well in my Fellowship Creative Time Residency in the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust's gorgeous apartment in Norwood. It's cosy, roomy and well set up for their chosen Fellows. I'm here to finish the 'first' draft of my current work-in-process, VIVALDI'S ANGEL. It's … Continue reading I’m in heaven … the writerly kind
Thank you to talented and all-round lovely person, author, Julie Fison who has invited me to be part of the My Writing Process Blog Tour. Julie, along with several other well-known children's authors lives in my suburb in Brisbane, Queensland. Must be something in the … Continue reading My Writing Process (never a dull moment) Blog Tour