Category Archives: Writing goals

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 ‘Both published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction.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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Raring to ROR…

As some of you might know our ROR writing group gets together every 12 – 18 months to critique our books in progress. Back in 2001 at the first ROR we read Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice anthology and wept over … Continue reading

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Getting past the Gate Keeper

Pan Macmillan have set up a Manuscript Monday: ‘a new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting published, and have a story you’d like to pitch, here’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Coming back to that Manuscript …

Sally from the VISION Writers list asked for a post on: ‘How to find your way back into a story when you’ve been away for awhile’? With either the writing or re-writing process. I think skilful, seasoned writers might probably … Continue reading

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Meet Marianne de Pierres …

Marianne and I met at the very first VISION writing group meeting (when it didn’t even have a name). She had escaped from her family (3 small boys) caught a ferryboat across from Stradbroke Island and was determined to pursue … Continue reading

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