A.L. Tait Sydney Writers' Festival

The week that was: Sydney Writers’ Festival

What a week it's been! I spent three days at the Sydney Writers' Festival, immersed in the world of words, and what a wonderful world it is. My workshop 'Writing With


being a writer is like being a duck

Not drowning, juggling

My, but I've been quiet lately, haven't I? I blame it on the juggling. Sometimes I'm so busy watching all the balls in the air that I fail to look down and realise that

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A blog post about nothing

Yesterday, Maxabella posted a post about all the posts that make her cringe. One of them was the post about nothing. The post you write about the fact you've got nothing

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•Meet me at SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL See all details of my workshops/appearances here!

•The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race To The End Of The World has been shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 and is a Notable book in this year's CBCA Awards.

•Prisoner of the Black Hawk, book #2 of THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES series, is out NOW! Buy here!

Book Club

Guilt by Matt Nable interview

Pink Fibro Bookclub: May book selection

As you may know, every week Valerie Khoo and I interview someone fabulous from the writing world for our podcast. Every week, we offer a sneak peek into the working lives

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In which I indulge in some (warranted) italics abuse

Technology and I are not friends at the moment. I had one of those days today when everything electrical conspired against me to produce an absolute shocker. Even the

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Social Media for Writers

Blogging for writers

Blogging for writers: how to blog smarter (not harder)

Six months ago, I wrote a post about why blogging is not writing. In it (and it's here if you want the full story), I talked about the fact that there is more to blogging

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