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.)
Children’s writers have been discussing ways they can help
children come to terms with the next four years in US politics. As other
writers have pointed out now is the time to write inspirational stories to
foster hope. 18 children’s writers look at writing girl characters.
Donald Maass is a contributor to Writer Unboxed as well as
being a respected agent and writing coach. This week he wrote about aiming to
answer the big questions in your writing. Putting your purpose on the page is
one of those stand out posts that make you reframe your thinking around
writing. A must read. (As are the comments.)
It wouldn’t be December without a host of ideas for writerly
gifts. I spent a long time in front of journal and pen displays today before
finding a great writerly gift for my Christmas draw. So if you need some
inspiration check out this list from Ava Jae and if the writer has
everything... this list from Bookriot.
The last Writers Island podcast is up for the year. Click on
the pic in the sidebar.
The last newsletter for the year will be going out this
weekend. My To Do list is getting long. Ahh the joys of Christmas, the end of
the school year and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.