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October 29th, 2013 | Blog, Books, Characters, Perfecting the craft, Writing for Children | Tags:

By Katrina Germein    JOIN KATRINA FOR HER EXAMINING EXCELLENT PICTURE BOOKS WORKSHOP   Dear Katrina, I want to write a picture book but I want to do it my own way. I’ve read that picture books should have repetition and I think repetition is boring. I’ve read that publishers […]

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August 20th, 2013 | Blog, Genre, Insights, Workshops | Tags:

By Libby Parker I’m a huge fan of Astrid’s work and her workshops so it was an easy decision to make to book her Write with Spice workshop on Sunday 18 August at SA Writers’ Centre. Astrid has an aura about her. She is warm, disarming, engaging and a wealth of knowledge! She gives practical […]

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August 14th, 2013 | Blog, Characters, Perfecting the craft, Resources, Tips | Tags:

By Malcolm Walker Shakespeare asks, ‘What’s in a name?’ and answers by telling us roses smell sweet whatever they are called. But Tim Winton’s character Rose Pickles out of Cloudstreet is anything but sweet: her character comes fully armed with thorns for most of the story – even though she […]

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August 6th, 2013 | Blog, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

By Astrid Cooper Anyone can write erotica—it’s just sex scenes strung together. Right? W-R-O-N-G!  To be successful in the competitive erotic fiction market you need more than hot sex on every page. Sometimes you don’t even have to have that much sex in the story to sell like wildfire. What […]

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May 1st, 2013 | Blog, Guest posts, Industry news, Workshops | Tags:

By Alan Baxter You’ve heard the old adage, I’m sure. Write what you know. That’s all very well, but it’s actually a terrible piece of advice. After all, we all know some stuff, but not much in the grand scheme of things. And if we only write what we know, […]

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