A lot of us would love to be writers, and we would love to know how to become better writers – whether that be for a professional career, for school, or just for pleasure.
Here I go over the realities of a writing life, the pleasures and the pitfalls, and the best way to go about making your writing vision become a reality. All subjects tailored to the age and experience level of the audience – students of any age can benefit from thinking about writing, and how to do it well.
Why we write – the reasons to become a writer, and the reasons to keep going when the job is hardest
The differences between different kinds of writing – different approaches for fiction and non-fiction, short and long form, opinion writing and imaginative writing
What to write about? How to pick your subjects wisely
The profession – how the writing world works and things you need to know if you want to make a living from writing.
The hardest part of writing – getting started.
Writing techniques – the methods and tactics you can use to get your message across
Examples: talking about students’ own favourite writers and pieces of writing to illustrate the secrets of good writing.
The history of Australia is a fascinating subject, and an important one for all Australians to engage with. But often history is seen as a dry and unexciting area, and Australian history is frequently considered the most boring history of all. Here I speak about how history is not as dusty as we often think, […]