Writers On Writing / Emily Bitto on writing the perfect sentence
‘The writing that really makes me tingle when I read it is that which somehow makes the familiar world seem new and strange and wonderful again. It doesn’t always follow the rules that we’re often taught in creative writing classes, but it surprises us and makes us see differently.’
Writers On Writing / Myth and archetype with Kate Forsyth
‘By drawing upon these archetypal figures in our creative writing and storytelling, we can speak from our unconscious to the unconscious of the audience, imbuing our characters with greater symbolic power and emotional resonance.’
Writers On Writing / Pitch Perfect: Pitching Tips from Belinda Murrell
This year’s Kids & YA Festival offers you the chance to pitch your work to a panel of industry experts. Director of the Festival, celebrated children’s author Belinda Murrell, gives some top tips for delivering a successful pitch to publishers.
Writers On Writing / Tips on writing for children with Davina Bell
Author and editor Davina Bell has spent a lot of time thinking about how to infuse picture books with magic. A former senior editor at Penguin Books, Davina currently works on the children’s list at Affirm Press in Melbourne, and she’s authored a number of award-winning picture books. Her most recent book, Under the Love Umbrella, was published […]
Writers On Writing / Finding depth and nuance with Brook Emery
Brook Emery has published five poetry collections, including and dug my fingers in the sand, which won the Queensland Premier’s Prize. We spoke to Brook about writing poetry, the process of gathering ideas and the value of re-drafting.