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graeme base at Paperchain

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What a unique and wonderful experience at Paperchain, Manuka tonight. Canberra welcomed a flying visit from Graeme Base, internationally-renowned children's book writer and illustrator, whose book career spans an impressive 30 years.
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About Read Write Draw

About Read Write Draw | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it

Read Write Draw is a collation of blog posts from Australian authors and illustrators of books for children. Why? Because they do amazing work and not just in their books. I'm proud to be a friend and colleague.  www.sandyfussell.com

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Waer? Where? Were? A Guide to the Words of Waer | Meg Caddy

WAER IS OUT. But I’ll do a whole thing on that later. For now, it’s time to clear up the funny phonetics of WAER.
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A new way of writing: an interview with Simon Higgins

A new way of writing: an interview with Simon Higgins | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Today I am interviewing author Simon Higgins about his extraordinary new creation, DarkSpear, which features an intriguing way of writing combining several art and media forms. Simon is an Australian screenwriter and author of books for young adults. Originally a police officer, then private investigator, he turned writer in 1998. He has 13 novels published so far,…
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a REAL honour | George Ivanoff – Author

a REAL honour | George Ivanoff – Author | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
‘Twas a big day today. I had fungus extracted from my ear and an award nomination announced. Exciting times!
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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: ROOM TO READ WORLD CHANGE CHALLENGE 2016

Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: ROOM TO READ WORLD CHANGE CHALLENGE 2016 | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
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Author Notes on Milo now available

Author Notes on Milo now available | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Notes on the making of  Milo: a moving story (Allen & Unwin, 2016) are now available. The notes, created by the author, are profusely illustrated and offer insights into the creative process, and the influences and inspirations that led to the creation of the book. There are also suggested activities for use in the classroom. To download…
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5 of This or 10 of That – It Ends Here

5 of This or 10 of That – It Ends Here | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
I've read all those posts about crafting snappy, snazzy blog post titles. I've even listened a little and I can see the appeal of 5 of this or 10 of that.
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TIME TRAVEL IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR WAY OF LIFE | Narrative Transport. The official Michael Pryor website.

TIME TRAVEL IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR WAY OF LIFE | Narrative Transport. The official Michael Pryor website. | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Without Time Travel, where would we be?
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author journal: Writing about Animals (and living with them!) : Harry the Rescue Dog's Rainbow Street Blog

author journal: Writing about Animals (and living with them!) : Harry the Rescue Dog's Rainbow Street Blog | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
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blog 90: In which I blatantly promote my new book!

blog 90: In which I blatantly promote my new book! | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
I'm happy to say that I have a new YA book coming out in MAY. Wooohoooo! It's called THE PAIN, MY MOTHER, SIR TIFFY, CYBER BOY and ME and it will be launched at RIVERBEND BOOKS in Brisbane on TUESDAY MAY 3rd by my good friend and wonderful fellow writer Christine Bongers (Dust, Henry Hoey…
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Do It Yourself Book Publicity: An interview with Emma Noble

Do It Yourself Book Publicity: An interview with Emma Noble | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Getting your book written and published is one thing. Getting it noticed in the flood of new titles is quite another! Today, I'm interviewing publicity specialist Emma Noble, who's just released a book that answers a lot of questions about how to plan and run a great book publicity campaign. It's a book that will…
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New Bully on the Bus Teacher Resources

New Bully on the Bus Teacher Resources | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Classroom teacher Glenys Rathjen made a thorough study of Bully on the Bus with her Year 4 class (read more here about my class visit, for some extra tips) and has very generously shared her study notes with me ... and you! The PDF resource has been added to the 'Bully on the Bus' tab (scroll…
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Yellow Dress Day: Raising Funds for International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Yellow Dress Day: Raising Funds for International Rett Syndrome Foundation | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Rett syndrome strikes all racial and ethnic groups, and occurs worldwide in 1 of every 10,000 to 23,000 female births. It is a developmental disorder that causes problems in brain function that are responsible for cognitive, sensory, emotional, motor and autonomic function. These can include learning, speech, sensory sensations, mood, movement, breathing, cardiac function, and even chewing, swallowing, and digestion.
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Somerset Celebration of Literature - Christopher Richardson

Somerset Celebration of Literature - Christopher Richardson | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Last Monday evening I was sweating bullets. Still dazed and dazzled from five weeks in India, in less than a day I would be flying to the Gold Coast for the Somerset Celebration of Literature.
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April Story Theme – History is a Story

April Story Theme – History is a Story | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
The Australian Children�s Literature Alliance (ACLA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008 to champion and promote the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians. ACLA is a collegial and inclusive organisation with representation from across the field of children's and young adult literature.
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The Battersblog: IN WHICH I TALK IN REAL LIFE WITH ACTUAL PERSONS

The Battersblog: IN WHICH I TALK IN REAL LIFE WITH ACTUAL PERSONS | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
You might remember: a little while I mentioned being interviewed for writingWA's Cover to Cover program. Well, the interview has gone live!
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Poetry Month From the Sidelines

Poetry Month From the Sidelines | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
I have been loving standing at the peripheries of America's Poetry Month. I'm glad I didn't commit to any goals/challenges, because I've been able to focus on my own writing (that troublesome verse novel) whilst being inspired and invigorated by all the chatter and love for poetry! And the really wonderful thing is, that verse…
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how I came to understand narrative arcs

how I came to understand narrative arcs | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Hello, chickadee! Here at the duckpond I've been thinking about narrative arcs. Dum de dum. They're pesky, are they not? Exposition Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution They are supposed to look like this:  But unfortunately they sometimes they look like this: My friend who writes superb fiction refers to stories with saggy arcs as souffle stories.…
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Zoo Ball Blog Tour

Zoo Ball Blog Tour | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
I am thrilled to host fellow Wombat Books author, Aleesah Darlison on her blog tour for the release of her unique picture book Zoo Ball, also published by Wombat books. I first met Aleesah a
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CBCA Notables 2016: Some interviews!

CBCA Notables 2016: Some interviews! | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Podcast interviews with a selection of authors from the CBCA Notables 2016 list.
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Readers’ Cup

Readers’ Cup | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
This is a picture I would love to frame for my wall. I'm thrilled that 'Bully on the Bus' and 'On Track' have made it on to so many Readers' Cup book lists. Last year I was invited to host the Wide Bay Readers' Cup event at Hervey Bay, where we launched 'On Track', and…
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Middle Readers in Middle Earth: Reflections on the Fantasy Genre for Young Readers - Christopher Richardson

Middle Readers in Middle Earth: Reflections on the Fantasy Genre for Young Readers - Christopher Richardson | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
To my delight, Erin Wamala recently asked me to pen some thoughts for The Kids’ Bookshop’s website. My brief was simple, to offer some reflections on the lure of fantasy for middle readers.
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On making a character live … the inside story

On making a character live … the inside story | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
Authors are funny animals. We inhabit storybook worlds; and sometimes reside in our characters’ heads. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life. Adversity McAlpine is someone you won’t know yet, but one day, you will. She’s the young protagonist in my completed manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY.  SWEET ADVERSITY is a 50,000-word historical…
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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: 6 Reasons You Should Not Read the 'My Life' Books

Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: 6 Reasons You Should Not Read the 'My Life' Books | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
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WRITING: To Plot or Not?

WRITING: To Plot or Not? | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
To plot, or not to plot – that is the question ...
One question that I get asked a lot: Are you a plotter or a panster (meaning 'do you "fly-by-the-seat-of your pants")?
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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: The Greatest Gatsby Shortlisted

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: The Greatest Gatsby Shortlisted | Read Write Draw | Scoop.it
The Greatest Gatsby: a visual book of grammar, created by Tohby Riddle, has been shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
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