Edit your Book 10 Steps to PERFECTION

Edit your Book: 10 STEPS to PERFECTION

YIPEE! Kai-ay!

I, Karen Tyrrell, finished #9 critical steps in editing her action-packed children’s superhero novel, Song Bird 2.

This week, Song Bird 2 zoomed off to its crucial #10 step. Astute editing will transform it for publishing.

Why Edit your Book?

Editing polishes your writing until […]

10 Steps to Edit your Book for SUCCESS

YIPPEE! Kai-ay!

I’ve finished #9 critical steps in editing my latest book. It’s almost ready for the crucial #10 step. Astute editing will transform my story so it’s ready for publishing.

Why did I Edit my Book?

Editing polishes your writing until it sparkles and shines with the gloss of a professional. A polished piece […]

I won a Grant to Publish my Book

I’m thrilled to announce I received a grant to publish my children’s picture book! For three weeks, I’ve kept this secret. Now I’m bursting to share my exciting news.

At a special ceremony at Logan Art Gallery, Cr Jennie Breene, RADF Chairperson handed me a cheque to launch my book into the publishing world. The […]

INTERVIEW: How to Publish a Picture Book +Bookgiveaway

BLAST Off! Claire Chadwick’s innovative picture book, So Many Sounds EXPLODES with a multitude of noises to delight young children {4yrs plus}.

WELCOME: Claire Chadwick, an Australian author, teacher and MUM to two young children.

So Many Sounds delivers an interactive experience, teaching children sound awareness through reading, listening, singing So Many Sounds Song […]

How to Fight Fatigue

I experienced extreme fatigue, proof reading my memoir sequel, ME & HIM: a Guide to Recovery.

My body felt weary, my eyes stung, my mind was blanketed in a thick fog. I fought to stay awake, concentrated and alert. Sound familiar?

For weeks and months I’ve kept up a rigorous schedule of writing, motivational talks, […]

Secret Writing Habits of Productive Writers

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My Writing Mantra: Each day I create brand new stories or expand on existing writing projects. I keep the creative juices gurgling and flowing so they don’t dry up. Every day I generate opportunities in my writing career by taking calculated risks and build on successes. Creative writing isn’t […]

WHY I wrote Sayonara?

A few years ago, our beloved Japanese exchange student, Yumi (not her real name) vanished from the suburbs of Brisbane. In the middle of the night, her distraught parents rang, pleading for us to find her … A wide police investigation ensued. Her disappearance and the devastating outcome, deeply affected my family … TRUE STORY

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