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Belinda Murrell: History, Mystery and Dangerous Quests

Session Info:

This highly entertaining session covers the stories behind the stories, family inspiration, life as an author and the creative writing process from ideas and research to publication.

Belinda discusses writing some of her books from The Sun Sword Trilogy, a fantasy adventure series written for her own three children, to her award-winning Australian historical, time-slip series including The Ivory Rose, The Forgotten Pearl and The Lost Sapphire.

More recently, her Pippa’s Island series for middle grade readers is about friendship, families, diversity and coping with change.

Fun stories, photographs and lively Q&A encourage kids to get excited about books and reading

Topics covered:

  • Stories behind the stories
  • The creative writing process including research, planning, plotting and editing
  • Ideas and inspiration including real life, memories and family experiences
  • Setting and character
  • Design and development of book covers with visual examples
  • Writing Tips
  • Student Q&A

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