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Being Edited

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After reading Keith Stevenson’s thoughtful piece on the importance of editing, I began thinking about this process from the point of view of a writer.
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Barry Jonsberg : Top Ten Books

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Barry Jonsberg's My Life as an Alphabet achieves a beautiful balance of pathos and humour. It has been named a Children's Book Council Awards 2014 Honour Book for Younger Readers.
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A cup of tea with Louise Saunders

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A few weeks ago, Louise Saunders was kind enough to spend the afternoon with me to talk about bats. With my new story Spud & Charli, about bats and Hendra virus, due out in September, I wanted to make sure I had my facts right.
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Art is a Lie. | Karen Collum

Art is a Lie. | Karen Collum | OKYAI | Scoop.it
So today I had the privilege of being part of the Melbourne Writer's Festival regional event at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Ballarat. I was invited to
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Inspiring Logan Women Event

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INSPIRING Logan Women  presents four women sharing their powerful stories. Women who have walked a difficult path gaining valuable insight and personal strength from their experiences.
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CBC-Yay!

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Even before I joined the world of books – first as a librarian, then a bookseller and now a writer-and-mummy-of-peron-who-loves-reading – I’ve been a CBCA awards tragic.
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National Reading Hour - Would you like me to read you a story?

National Reading Hour - Would you like me to read you a story? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Australia’s National Reading Hour is fast approaching: 6 pm on Tuesday August 19: a time when we celebrate the act of reading with children. Reading is one of the most important things in my life.
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How the year has flown …

How the year has flown … | OKYAI | Scoop.it
A year ago this month, a book with my name on it hit the shelves for the first time.
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The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

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For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe.
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SCBWI Sydney Conference 2014 - Lasting Impressions

SCBWI Sydney Conference 2014 - Lasting Impressions | OKYAI | Scoop.it
It's the last month of winter. Almost four weeks since I had to dig out my gloves and wraps for the first time this year. They accompanied another 'first'.
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On facing down dragons

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  Thank you to Christina at Quillpower for triggering my dragon musings today. I saved this image so long ago that I can’t remember who or what the source was, sorry.
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Replica by Jack Heath

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'Whose body is that on the table?' I ask. 
She stares at me, as though the answer is obvious. 'It's yours,' she says. Before I have time to scream, she types a command on the keyboard.
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Winter Report

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This is what I’ve been up to… and what I’ll be up to.
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Want to swap books with me?

Want to swap books with me? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I rarely give away my favourite books. They’e like friends that I like to keep close, on hand for when I need the  fun and comfort they offer.
Even lending them out is fraught.
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The comfort of bedtime stories

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The saddest story I've ever heard about the importance of reading to your children came from someone who told me that the happiest times of her childhood were when her mother was in hospital, because she would be sent to stay with neighbours - and...
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books illustrated blog

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Happy Book Week!

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Choice article from Rocky Life to kickstart Book Week  2014 – Connect to Reading.
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Upcoming tours to Perth and New Zealand

Upcoming tours to Perth and New Zealand | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I’m thrilled that in a couple of weeks I will be heading west to visit Perth schools and bookshops and then I will be heading to New Zealand for a week after that.
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The Croc and the Platypus Blog Tour

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Every writer I’ve met (and that’s heaps) secretly wants to write a picture book (including me).
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Season to celebrate

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 So much of my life at the moment is dictated by seasonal variations.  It’s August here, in north-central Victoria, which means while we’re no longer in the dark heart of winter, we’re still longing for the nights to be shorter, the sun to shine...
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THE CROC AND THE PLATYPUS

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Today The Croc and the Platypus is stopping at DeeScribe Writing on its tour through cyberspace.
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Book Week and the twin thing

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Book Week is fast approaching and my dance card is full.
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Tottie and Dot Book Launch Party!

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Places limited - so book early!
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Bendigo Writers Festival and a Wishbird update

Bendigo Writers Festival and a Wishbird update | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I am thrilled that The Wishbird has been shortlisted for both the Yabba Awards and the Australian Book Design Awards.
Students from prep to year 9 can vote for their favourite Yabba Shortlisted book here.
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Ask Tania: Coping with the Manuscript Submission Waiting Game

Ask Tania: Coping with the Manuscript Submission Waiting Game | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Dear Tania,
I just love writing and it would be a dream to make a career out of something I enjoy doing so much. I can’t imagine giving up but the wait after submitting manuscripts is killing me!
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Mikaela ‘s 8th birthday Paris afternoon tea

Mikaela ‘s 8th birthday Paris afternoon tea | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I am so excited to have our first ever birthday party submission for the blog!  Happy birthday Mikaela.  It looks like you had an amazing party and I LOVE the berets and the cake.  This is Mikaela’s own report of the event.
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