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.
It's my very great pleasure to welcome author, Nathan Luff to my blog to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Bad Grammar. (Age group: 9-12. Pub. Walker Books 2013) Marcus is a warrior in the game world – a legend. He is a shy … Continue reading Talk about Tense!
Who'd have thought it? Yes, my first novel has become an ebook and available in Australia and the United Kingdom, and into the U.S. eventually. SECRETS OF EROMANGA ebook The publisher, Hachette Australia Children's Books have been choosing and gradually sending their 'older' books into … Continue reading ‘Secrets of Eromanga’ slips into the digital age
Any writers serious about their craft would've heard the saying, SHOW NOT TELL. Ignore it at your peril! The difference between TELLING and SHOWING is obvious when you know what to look for. Author, Shirley Jump explains it well.... Telling is abstract, passive and less … Continue reading Show not Tell … but does that mean all the time?
Everybody knows about the downside of being a writer - getting nowhere fast, pushing jelly uphill or was that molassas? Enough rejection letters to fill a couple of folders, multi-rewrites of many stories filling up the spare spaces in your computer, an ever-increasing pile of … Continue reading The Up-side of Being a Children’s Author