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My 2017 Successes

My 2017 Successes

Children's author Julie Hedlund challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year.  

She believes the way New Year's resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity — what DIDN'T get done or achieved in the previous year.  

Instead, she suggests we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one.  

I decided to participate in this Anti-Resolution Revolution, so here is my list for 2017.

I’m super proud of this list. I really put myself out there in 2017, and I honestly cannot wait to see what 2018 brings.

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Top 8 Tips for Writing Great Stories (Plus 3 bonus Tips)

Top 8 Tips for Writing Great Stories (Plus 3 bonus Tips)

I recently won a writing competition: the Magic, Mystery or Skateboards competition at Creative Kids Tales.

The prize? An amazing, wonderful, inspiring Faber Writing Academy course at Allen and Unwin. I attended Getting Published as a Writer for Children in Sydney on October 14, and it was one of the best writing courses I have ever attended...

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Alphabet Games: Alphabet Hide and Seek

Alphabet Games: Alphabet Hide and Seek

I am about to set off on a teach-my-four-year-old-the-alphabet journey. We are all over numbers, but the alphabet thing just hasn't clicked for Little Miss Four.

Now, I'm definitely not one of those mums who wants their kids to be reading novels by the time they start preschool, but I am one of those mums who likes to spend some of the day playing games with the kids. So why not make some of those games about learning as well as fun? 

Well, that's what I think anyway!

So...

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How to Prep for a Writing Conference (Part 2)

How to Prep for a Writing Conference (Part 2)

 

CYA 2017 was a whirlwind of excitement, learning and nervous anticipation. The CYA team delivered a marvellous conference with over 200 delegates (their biggest yet). We learnt, we mingled, we met up with old friends and we made brand new friends. It was a wonderful, inspiring day.

But how did all that conference prep turn out? And was it worth it?

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