29 January 2016 | Reading

Reading widely

I went to a fabulous seminar at Writers Victoria this week, presented by Danielle Binks about reading widely for writers. It may seem a little odd to think that writers need a tutorial about reading, because after all, if you write books, then it must surely follow that you read books and would hardly need…

30 October 2015 | Uncategorised, Writing

October writing

So in October, I planned to work with my writing mentor on the first book in my children’s series. I had a wonderful conversation with Julia, where I had the chance to ask her all my questions and listen to her wise answers. Some of what I need to do is the small stuff –…

100 story building

There is a place, deep in a Footscray shopping strip, where Mr Raw, a dinosaur teacher teaches his dinosaur students on the 28th floor, while Reg, on floor 72, can turn your dead friend’s skull into an ornament. Maybe there’s a pool of sharks on the 47th floor or a disco on the 99th floor.*…

Writing workshops – Danielle Wood

I went to two fabulous workshops through Writers Victoria with Danielle Wood last weekend. Danielle is a Tasmanian writer – she has written a couple of collections of short stories for adultsĀ  – Mothers Grimm and Rosie Little’s cautionary tales for girls – as well as an adult novel, The alphabet of light and dark…