5 writing tips from Aussie authors

5 (more) writing tips from top Aussie authors

As So You Want To Be A Writer, my podcast with Valerie Khoo, approaches its 35th episode this week, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a few more pearls of


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The week that was

What a week it's been. I feel as though I've been here, there and everywhere - when, in actual fact, I've been pretty much at my computer, working on a new adult novel

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Could this be the best app for kids ever?

Mr9 has a new crush. Fortunately, it's not (shudder) a girl (his mum is sooooo not ready for that), but rather an app. Specifically, myCreate, which allows him to make

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•The first book in THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES, my first series for children,
will be published on 14 October, 2014.

•I'll be appearing at the Nowra Library on 18 October, 2014, at 2pm, to talk about THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES and to eat cake! Join me!

Book Club


Pink Fibro Bookclub: We Are Called To Rise, by Laura McBride

Despite my best efforts, the school holidays and the impending launch of The Mapmaker Chronicles conspired to ensure that I did not get this month's book finished. I

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Does my brain look big in these?

I am wearing my new reading glasses as I write this. They feel strange. The world is both clearer and more blurry. Depending on where I look. I take them off. My

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Social Media for Writers


Social Media for Writers #2: Twitter

I love Twitter. I do. And that is why it is featuring in this, the second in our series on Social Media for Writers. When I started this blog three and a half years ago,

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