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8 July 2022 | Editing, verse novel, Writing

Her sheer audacity

Usually, my life consists of meeting my freelance editing deadlines, putting dinner on the table, running my three teenagers around to the orthodontist, footy training, their casual jobs, their friends’ places, making sure everyone has shirts and uniforms ready, fitting in writing around all of this. Fairly ordinary. But now, my life consists of a…

Structural editing and aborio rice

Although you may not think that editing and rice should appear in the same sentence, I have just proven you wrong! This week, I have been immersed in the structural edit for my Hachette young adult verse novel, Grace Notes, out February 2023. My publisher, Kate Stevens, sent me her thoughts. Plot holes. Characters who…

17 June 2022 | Children's Fiction, Interview

Author interview – Victoria Carless

Dear readers, I met the lovely author Victoria Carless online, and then read her recently released middle-grade novel Gus and the Starlight. Victoria kindly agreed to answer some of my burning questions about her book and her writing process. The blurb states: A spine-tingling and heart-warming story about friendship and finding your special place in…

10 June 2022 | Taking stock

Taking stock – June

I haven’t done one of Pip Lincolne’s taking stock posts for a while! Making: my first weaving on a small rectangle loom in pink, cream and burgundy wool, fibres and fabric Getting: tired of the ‘welcome home from camp’ signs we stuck around the house for Mr 12’s return last week! Cooking: a four-day Italian…