Not really goodbye, of course, dear SCBWI friends and colleagues from Queensland, Australia and across the globe. But after 9 years at the helm of the good ship, SCBWI Queensland, I’ve handed over the ship’s wheel and rudder to new leader, Alison Stegert. The official … Continue reading Goodbye to SCBWI leadership from me…
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 feels strange to finally send off a story to publishers – especially a story that links to Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush (in an odd way). I’ve worked on this manuscript for many years – it’s got a new name, and been changed in so … Continue reading To do or not to do … a.k.a. submitting a story
As you know, gentle readers, I interview people on my blog, usually authors and usually people I care about, and whose books I love. This time, I thought I'd swap places on the couch. I also got to share some things nobody knows about me … Continue reading Being on the other side of the author interview
Gone are the days when a writer could sit up in a proverbial garret and stare out across the rooftops, alone and isolated, glumly waiting for the muse to visit. Not that the garret situation was ever the case for most writers - but you … Continue reading Do writers need to network? Do crackers need cheese?