I’m still buzzing after a day of encouragement, empowerment and energy. A day filled with camaraderie, connections and reverence. KidLitVic Meet the Publishers Conference 2017 in Melbourne on May 20th certainly achieved its goals for attendees to network, showcase talents, and “kick-start, build, reinvigorate and strengthen” our creative journeys. Conference organisers, Alison Reynolds, Coral Vass, Jaquelyn READ MORE
You Call Yourself a Writer?
I was at a party recently, chatting with a man about his career and how he came to be where he’s at now. For years, he’d had an office job, travelling throughout New South Wales, training newbies in his field. He hated it. In his spare time, he took photos, and a photographer-friend had asked READ MORE
#InterviewByTheme with Julie Anne Grasso
It’s no mystery that Julie Anne Grasso is a phenomenon when it comes to transmitting positive vibes through her writing. And it is no different in our ‘Sci-Fi’ themed interview today! Thanks, Julie! 😎🔍 What is the most imaginative book you’ve ever read? Definitely the Harry Potter Series. I don’t think anything has captured my READ MORE
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 READ MORE
Writers Action Matrix
I thought the beginning of the year was an apt time to put together a visual writer’s action matrix for those who want to progress on their writing path this year. These are all actions that have progressed my writing, my understanding of the industry and my sense of belonging to a supportive community of READ MORE
Crowdfunding PART ONE: What is it and why should creatives consider it?
Last month, I wrote about finding the ‘one’; an illustrator who brings your words to life. You can read it, here. The next step in my journey was confirming finance of book production and how to create awareness of my work and its impending release. I’d recalled several colleagues over the years, utilising crowdfunding for READ MORE
Finding the Right Editor for You.
What makes a good Editor? I currently work with youth with special needs. My role is to teach these students literacy in their homes in the hope to re-engage them into school life and learning. When I sit with them I tick lots and as yet have never used a cross. I tick if they put a READ MORE
My best, worst feedback.
I am a writer. I love writing. Am I any good? I don’t know. When I began writing I craved feedback. I wanted to find out whether my writing was good enough to go the next step or an enjoyable past time. I attended a Writer’s Workshop in Port Hedland hoping no-one I knew attended. The presenter, the READ MORE