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This is a general session about how I write, where I get my ideas from, how books are made, examples of revision, illustration roughs and galley proofs, readings from books suitable for the age group.
Where do ideas come from? How an idea develops into a book How ideas can change and grow Writing drafts and exploring further The book process from first draft to printed copy What the illustrator does for my books Open Q&A
This is a session about how I write poetry, where I get my ideas from, why I think poetry is important to children. I also talk about how to get children writing poetry, with examples. Topics: Where does a poem come from? What is a poem useful for? How to get children writing poems Expectations […]
This is a practical workshop on writing a simple three part story. (This is not aimed at writing for NAPLAN tests.) Topics: What are the elements of a story? How to develop a character and a story problem The simple three-part structure and how to plot it out. Getting started – a great beginning. (Students […]
This is a practical workshop on writing free verse poems. Topics: Where does a poem come from? What is a poem useful for? Expectations and outcomes Examples and reading of poems Writing poems (at least 2) – this is the major part of the workshop
This is a session that focuses on the process of creating a book, from first draft and revisions through to design, illustration, galley proofs and printing. Topics: First drafts and revisions What the editor does The stages of production, design, planning What the illustrator does – roughs and finals Proof reading, final stages, cover design […]