Dedicated to Literacy Foundations

At Just Write For Kids our mission is to share and provide the community with relevant and interesting news, information and wisdom about the Australian children’s literature industry. We aim to support our home-grown authors and illustrators on their journey towards creating the best literature so that stimulating resources are readily available and a love […]

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#InterviewByTheme with Adam Wallace

Shut your eyes tight (no don’t, you’ll want to see this!) because Adam Wallace is here to scare us senseless with his answers to our ‘Thriller’ themed interview! Thanks, Adam! 😜   What is the scariest book you’ve ever read? Ummm, well, this is kind of a tricky one, because I don’t scare easily. I […]

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The Power

How do you write through personal hardship? How do you stay motivated? Focused? Hopeful? Passionate? Creative? If there’s one thing I’ve discovered as a writer, it’s the ‘power-through’ attitude. From the personal and professional goals of daily writing and coming up with new and inventive story ideas, to editing, meeting deadlines, marketing and promotion, and […]

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#InterviewByTheme with RJ Simon

Just Write For Kids is pleased to have RJ Simon answering some of our Comedy-themed questions! Looking forward to a good laugh!   What is the funniest book you’ve ever read? It was probably a book that claimed it could teach me how to cook. What is it about writing for children that makes you […]

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Technology Taming for Authors – feedly

The problem with technology is there is such lot of it and it’s not always easy to work out what you need. So this is the first in a series of posts taking a personal look at technology for creatives who blog and step out on social media. If this is a topic that interests you, you might like […]

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June Perkins talks to the tune of Magic

Guest Post by June Perkins It is with great pleasure to welcome June Perkins to share about her gorgeous and intriguing new anthology of poems representing the magic of a little piece of tropical paradise. Together, June and illustrator Helene Magisson have worked wonders in creating the delightful Magic Fish Dreaming, and turning this ‘dream’ […]

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Cream Rising – Marian McGuinness Part 2

All about competitions. As mentioned in my introduction to Marian in Part 1, Marian McGuinness has won, placed and shortlisted in many writing competitions and awards and received several prestigious mentorships. In today’s post the focus is on entering competitions – what’s the secret to her success? Marian, your website has a long list of […]

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International Read to Me! Day March 19th

Guest Post by Jill Borgiss and Emma Mactaggart Jill Borgiss from Inside Change spoke to Emma Mactaggart from Boogie Books about her important new initiative in supporting our children’s levels of literacy. Here’s what they had to say. ‘It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a child to inspire a village’ […]

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Crowdfunding PART TWO: Tips for campaign set-up and success

Please click here to revisit Crowdfunding PART ONE: What is it and why should creatives consider it? Now that I had decided to crowdfund my first picture book, I had to make some important assessments and decisions. Which platform should I utilise and why? How likely am I to succeed in raising the funds required? […]

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Psst… Have you heard about Nuzzel?

Have you ever felt left behind when it comes to industry based news? Have you wondered how everyone else seems to know but  somehow you remained unaware? The solution is Nuzzel. Do you struggle to find the time to source relevant content for your blog? Or items to share and start conversations on social media? […]

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