The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction.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.
Hi, Everyone! I’ve had a very productive writing week this week and am happy with everything I’ve gotten done. I edited and sent away a short love story for adults. This one had to be sent via regular post, which is something I haven’t done in years, these days most people accept email. I also … More A Writerly Update 21.
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.
Welcome to my first writerly update of the year. I’ve been very busy writing wise this past fortnight, using everyday of the new year so far to it’s full potential. So, what have I been up to? Well, it’s school holidays here in Australia, which usually means less writing time for me because my two … More A Writerly Update 15.
I’ve seen a few of these posts popping up so I thought I would do one of my own. My 2014 resolutions reading wise are: This year I want to read at least 60 books. (Last year it was 70 and I just managed to complete it, finishing the last book at 10.30 last night) … More My 2014 resolutions.
Hi everyone, how are you? The past fortnight I have been resting my Urban Sci-fi Rift so I can go into draft 2 with fresh eyes. I won a critque of my first ten pages, which I didn’t think I would win, and was nervous about sharing them, especially chapter two, because I like my … More A Writerly Update 14.
I am a huge fan of the TV show ‘Once Upon A Time’, so imagine my surprise and delight when I was in my local book shop today and saw that there is now a Once Upon A Time novel! The book, titled Reawakened, follows the first season. I didn’t buy it yet, I came … More Once Upon A Time is now a book!
Hi everyone! I am happy to report that I have done a fair amount of writing this fortnight 🙂 I finally shook my terrible flu and was able to get back on track with all my WIPs. I’ll start off by updating you on the YA epic fantasy I’m currently editing. This is the WIP … More A Writerly Update 10.
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.
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.