Category: Awesome

October Roundup: From Russ the Bus to Pokemon Go

I love all the wonderful chatter-filled , meander-down-the-blog-garden-path monthly round-up posts that I read, but *sigh* mine always sound like someone is writing a report. And maybe because, in a way, that’s… Continue reading

One More Page and Me

I’ve been avoiding podcasts for a while now. Closing my ears and pretending they don’t exist. The Love of my Life is a big fan but even that didn’t convince me. Until… Continue reading

Congratulations Debra!

I was excited to hear The Scared Book by Debra Tidball had won the SCBWI Australasian Crystal Kite Award. Debra works tirelessly to support Australian Children’ literature and its authors, so it’s wonderful… Continue reading

Incidental Comics & the December 18 Challenge

This is a blog post from my Posts from Posts series where other people’s blog posts and web site content inspire me to write a blog post of my own. One of… Continue reading

Live and Local, SWF and Kate DiCamillo

It was a writerly weekend. On Saturday, the Sydney Writers Festival was literally streaming into the Gong Town Hall. The program included live-streamed sessions from the Big Show in Sydney and local events… Continue reading

Meet My Latest Writing Distraction, Hedghog

This is Yona. Some people say he’s a Burmese Cat but I think he’s a Writing Distraction Cat. When I’m trying to write he likes to walk across my laptop keyboard. All… Continue reading

The books of the future could be made of elephant dung

The books of the future could be made of elephant dung. Truly. It’s an option. You can already buy paper made from the fibres in the dung of herbivores on-line. Like here… Continue reading

99 No More #LoveOzKidLit

99 Authors and Illustrators on Twitter is last week’s news. Now there are 114 (and one correction for Adam Wallace – some other Adam Wallace out there in Twitterville may have been… Continue reading

Week 2 #STUBC16: Commenting & The Time I Taught Someone…

It’s Week 2 of the Student Blogging Challenge (#STUBC16)  and this week the focus is on commenting with activities based on commenting on other blogs and determining what a good comment looks like. Easier said… Continue reading

Student Blogging Challenge – I Am

I’ve signed up to the 2016 Student Blogging Challenge as a mentor to 30 students, mostly from the USA, plus one each from Australia, England and Puerto Rico.  The post topic for this… Continue reading