The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.

  The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction. Created by Hardie Grant Egmont in 2012, the Ampersand Prize has launched the careers of numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed authors including Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space), Erin Gough (The Flywheel), Cally Black (In … More The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.

Writing Tip Wednesday: Tips On Writing Action Scenes by Janice Hardy.

In the YA urban sci-fi I’m writing there are a few fight scenes. When first writing these scenes, I started to wonder just how good they were, because there’s only so many moves your characters can make in a fight before things start getting repetitive. Recently I discovered the blog by writer Janice Hardy, and … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Tips On Writing Action Scenes by Janice Hardy.

A Writerly Update 8.

Hi everyone, how’s your writing been going this past fortnight? This fortnight I’ve managed to work on all of my current WIPs. ‘Rift’ (which is what I affectionately call my urban fantasy/sci-fi, though this isn’t the title, I’m still working on that.) I know where the story is going from beginning to end and I’m … More A Writerly Update 8.

A Writerly Update 7.

Hi everyone, how are you all? Welcome to this fortnight’s writerly update where I tell you what I’ve been up to writing wise in the past fortnight. I have made a decision concerning my YA epic fantasy.Last time I told you that I was considering changing the point of view from third person omniscient to … More A Writerly Update 7.