An A to Z of the Writing Life By Teena Raffa-Mulligan

Just ahead of another fabulous blog tour with the superlative Teena Raffa-Mulligan, here she is once again with her tenacity and acuity, teaching us the multi-layered art of the writing life. Not as easy as ABC, that’s for sure! Thanks, Teena. Love it! 😉 A is for Acceptances, and also for Angst because there will READ MORE

A Vision of Colour – Interview with Anna McGregor

#colouroos #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 It’s no coincidence that author, artist and graphic designer, Anna McGregor, envisioned a tale about colours and how they all come together in perfect, visual symphony. We’re thrilled to welcome Anna to the Just Write For Kids blog for a special interview, in which she explains her thought and work processes READ MORE

Six Top Tips on How to Write Children’s Manuscript Pitches – That Editors Want to Read

You’ve spent countless hours pouring your thoughts, heart and soul, and even blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript. It’s taken months, if not years, to perfect it. It’s been on it’s own journey around and around, reimagined and rejigged many times over. And now it’s ready to be sent off into the world of READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlist

The Pitch It! Competition team have been absolutely blown away by the sheer success of Just Write For Kids’ first writing competition! The judges particularly made note of the wide variety and quality of entries, submitted by many talented writers across a range of genres from picture books, junior fiction to young adult. We had READ MORE

Pitch It Competition

Just Write For Kids Competition – Pitch It! Just Write For Kids is very excited to announce the very first writing competition; Pitch It! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript directly on the desk a publishing editor. I’ll bet you also READ MORE

Lizzy’s Dragon Activity: Dragon Profile and Story

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day4 Create a Dragon Profile and Narrative Writing What would be your ideal kind of dragon? What would it look like? What special abilities would it have? Do you know how to care for a dragon? What would you feed it? Where would it live? What kinds of things would you do READ MORE

Author Article by Melissa Gijsbers: Creating Bubbles

#LizzysDragon #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day3 How does such an inventive, mystical creature such as the beautiful Bubbles enter an author’s consciousness? Find out how Melissa’s water dragon emerged, PLUS check out the #bookgiveaway details below! 😃 🌈 🐉 Creating Bubbles by Melissa Gijsbers It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a lot of fantasy, and READ MORE

Do You Know Your Why?

Are you feeling a little lost as an author? Are you just going day-to-day doing what you think you’re meant to be doing with no insight as to why, or where you should focus your attention? You’re blogging, or not blogging, you’re on social media, you’re writing stories that are in your head, you’re told to build an author READ MORE

Reflecting on 2016 with the JWFK Team

2016 has been a tremendously eventful year on the blog, with establishing the Directory, a cascade of amazing interviewees and guest posters, and invaluable tips and news updates made available. And I couldn’t have done it all without the support and dedication of my wonderful team of bloggers and the Australian kidlit community. So, thank READ MORE

In the Presence of Giants

The title of this article might seem a misnomer given the physical stature of both Margaret Wild and Julie Vivas, however there is no doubt about their giant status in the picture book world. It was an absolute pleasure to hear them speak in conversation with Belinda Murrell at the CBCA Northern Sydney sub-branch Christmas READ MORE