Category Archives: Writing for Young Adults

Louise Curtis shares her journey to Self Publish

How to Publish Your Ebook   The first step to internet publishing success is writing – and above all editing – an excellent book. You can find HEAPS of excellent advice on writing by clicking on “Writing Craft” to the … Continue reading

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What Marianne did…

Marianne has been writing to major deadlines for the last couple of years. Her Tara Sharp series has been optioned by Hoodlum, an award winning, multi-platform production company. Congratulations, MDP! The latest Tara Sharp book has just been released. Stage Fright. Here’s … Continue reading

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Supanova steampunk documentary!

It’s a week and a half to the Sydney Supanova – the special big bash, Supanova’s tenth anniversary celebration. Not only stars of film and TV (more than I can list – check ‘em out at http://www.supanova.com.au/guests/) but also two … Continue reading

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Paula Weston asks: Why aren’t YA books as respected as ‘adult’ books?

Today we have Brisbane based author, Paula Weston, whose debut YA fantasy Shadows has just been released from Text Publishing. Paula is going to talk about her passion, writing for Young Adults. She raises the question why are YA (and … Continue reading

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Calling writers of childrens and young adults books

Text Publishing have opened their Children and Young Adults Writing Competition again. See here for details. ‘Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Judged by a panel of editors … Continue reading

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Boost for the ego!

Had the best possible author’s night last night! It was a Battle of the Books at Montreuil, where young readers, in groups of two or three or solo, spoke up for their favourite book in 3 minutes. There were about … Continue reading

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