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Paving the Writing Path by Emma Cameron


When I embarked on a career in the writing industry, I knew it meant stacks of ongoing learning. In the same way being able to cook didn't meant I could open a restaurant, being able to put together sentences didn't mean I could just launch in and become an author and editor. After researching my options, I undertook four certificate courses: Creat...
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Writers' Festivals - a Taste Sensation by Georgie Donaghey


One thing I look forward to each year is the announcement of writers' festivals around the country. I'm like a big kid in a candy store working out which ones I want to sample next. The seduction of speakers I've not yet encountered tempting my creative taste buds. Which festival offers speakers more suited to where I am on my creative journey? Whi...
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​Manuscript Assessment v Critiques by Artelle Lenthall


I was lucky enough to win a manuscript assessment recently. Aside from obviously being excited I was very interested to know what this would include. You see for many years I have belonged to critique groups both physically with the Eastwood Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) and online with Creative Kids Tales. In those critique groups I...
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Thanks for sharing this! I was starting to think about this...and what you have said makes complete sense. Also - Why do you thin... Read More
Monday, 06 November 2017 19:49
Georgie Donaghey
Thanks for your comments, Vanessa. I think one of the reasons it is getting harder is due to competition. More submissions are flo... Read More
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:50
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Music and Writing by Georgie Donaghey


I've heard this talked about a lot lately and never really paid it much thought, as it goes hand in hand when I am writing. It wasn't until I attended a recent course at my local writers' centre and the presenter talked about the importance of playing music when he writes. The surprised reaction from his attentive audience got me thinking; how many...
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Well said, Georgie. Music intervention is used in hospitals particularly for children with burns. On a literary note, one of my ... Read More
Monday, 28 August 2017 10:15
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Aiming for Perfection – As it applies to Fiction Writers by Carole Lander


I recently attended a workshop called 'The Art of Imperfection' at The School of Life in Melbourne. The aim of this session was to help perfectionists find ways of seeing that imperfection is often okay!As an editor, I have to be a perfectionist. As a non-fiction writer, I must ensure that all the facts are correct. However, as a creative fiction w...
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​International Author Series – Kate DiCamillo by Georgie Donaghey


When the opportunity arose to chat with New York Times best-selling and multi-award winning Kate DiCamillo, I couldn't refuse.Kate has sold over 22 million books. She is a former US National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, have both received a Newbery Medal and her title, Because o...
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Love this writer's comments and also yours Georgie in talking about your experiences regarding Aiming for Perfection. It is unnerv... Read More
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:49
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