New Writing Gig: Guest Blogger @ TOP Writing Website

Guess where I’m Guest Blogging today? … Tania McCartney, founder of Kids Book Review requested I write a series of Guest Posts on ‘Kids books, education or writing for kids‘… An irresistible opportunity, I couldn’t refuse!

I’ll be exercising my expertise as Kids Sci-fi chapter book creator and kids picture book writer, primary school teacher […]

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 […]

How to Present *Imaginative* Writing Workshops to Schools

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BLAST OFF … Kids created the most *imaginative* stories at my Writing Workshop yesterday. How did I unleash the Power of their […]

Why I Write Kid’s Sci-Fi …The TRUTH is OUT There

My Secrets out! … Blasted across the cosmos! I’m revealing all. WHY I create Kids Sci-fi and HOW I started writing JOSH AND THE IT! Amanda Greenslade, webmaster of Specusphere Sci-fi webzine requested I Guest Blog a punchy article that connects with the Australian fantasy, sci-fi and horror industries. Specusphere publish […]

Dealing with Writing Disappointments & Epiphanies

As writers, we all have felt the pain and struggle of Rejection! Early this morning I wrote a ‘practice’ Blog to celebrate JOSH AND THE IT‘s short listing in the CYA Conference writing competition for emerging writers. All my hopes and dreams were pinned on those results. If I won, my story would be […]

How to MAXIMIZE your Author Visits to the Library

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Hordes of aliens, space pirates, Jedi knights and super heroes invaded Logan North Library, Brisbane to hear JOSH VS TERRA Book 2 of the Super Space Kids series,.

Will JOSH, Earth’s #1 super space hero, defeat Lord Terra and SAVE the Galaxy?

With my most expressive JOSH voice and dramatic actions, […]

How to MAXIMIZE every Writing & Speaking Opportunity

SQUEEE … I’m announcing #2 brand new AUTHOR EVENTS!! … How did I do It?

I’m pro-actively seeking, recognizing and grabbing every possibility to create my publishing dream. In June, I launched #6 writing related submissions into the cosmos. In July, I promise to hunt down more opportunities and take affirmative action.

How do I […]

How to write a *WINNING* Book Proposal

How can I be MORE pro-active in getting my books published?

What’s the best way to pitch my book to a Publisher? … The answer is … a *WINNING* book proposal.

More and more publishers are requesting Book Proposals as part of their submission package. A well researched kick-ass book proposal can excite and ignite […]

NURTURE WRITER –How to Nurture the Writer Within

After completing #3 novels and a memoir back-to-back over the last two years, I’m embracing time out to pause, reflect and nurture the writer within.

My previous self-sacrificing schedule consisted of writing eight hours plus per day, finishing one book then beginning the next …

>Plotting and planning. >Writing. >Rewriting. >Redrafting times ten. >Tweaking and […]

TRUE CRIME FACTION– Say Hello SAYONARA

WRITING a novel is all about developing a killer plot and believable characters to their full potential. Honest feedback and critique can fine-tune your manuscript into something publishable !! …

Konnichiwa! … I’m announcing : SAYONARA is now in the critical final stages, and I’m considering every suggestion that my Beta readers are making.

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