Some people are much more comfortable writing first drafts, rushing along like a fully-laden diesel train, without stopping until the end to check the load. Me, I’m like that little old red, steam engine that could … you know the one, I think I can, I think I can…. ad nuaseum … chugging along, steadily,… Read More Finding your story … easier said than done
What writers wouldn’t jump at the chance to get their hands on a year’s worth of new children’s books? An excuse to lie around for 2 months and read. A legitimate reason to put off doing housework and dealing with a large garden. Of course, it didn’t end up quite like the dream – I… Read More My CBCA Clayton’s Shortlist books – Australian publishing for young people is ALIVE AND WELL
Do you listen to music while you work? A Mozart sonata? John Coltrane’s sax or some classic Miles Davis? A bit of the Cuban touch? Coldplay’s latest CD? Or soundtracks from your favourite movies? It could be that, to work successfully, you need a blur of background sound to keep away the silence. Or is… Read More Does music soothe your writing beast/muse?
Many of Queensland’s children’s authors will take part in a peaceful protest in front of Brisbane city’s Dymocks Bookstore on Thursday 16th April. We disagree with the Coalition for Cheaper Books’ claims that removing the restrictions on the Parallel Importation of Books (PIRs) will allow them to sell cheaper books. This is not guaranteed at… Read More Queensland children’s authors to protest