Going boldly into the unknown...a weekly roundup of writing tips and trends from a NZ children's writer.
Comments always welcome. (Image is of two galaxies colliding. Images Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.)
Around the country
Children’s Writers and Illustrators are getting together to celebrate Margaret
Mahy’s life by going to their local library and reading Margaret Mahy stories
at 11am on the 11th of August.
This is a free online
children’s writers and illustrators conference which is getting bigger by the
year. There are over 4000 members. I ‘attended’ last year...squashing in some
online panels during the afternoon (NZ time). The big bonus tho for attendees
is that everything is recorded online so those of us living in different time zones
or having to work can drop in anytime and get up to date or post questions
before panels and it is FREE. If you want to register go to forums. (if you
registered at a previous writeoncon just log in) WRITEONCON goes live for forum
and agent questions on Monday and conference live 14th and 15th
I am a fan of author
collectives and their power to do good out there in the marketing world. Joanna
Penn has a post on the 7 Benefits Of An Author Collective and how one such
collective works specifically.If
you don’t know much about them, Read It... it will open your eyes!
I’m off to practice my
Margaret Mahy story and work out which WRITEONCON sessions I can make...after
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