Category Archives: ideas for writing

“SHOW ME HOW!”

Hi Everyone, After a hectic few weeks it has been lovely taking time out to relax away from work, catch up on some revision and even draft a new picture book story for my June 12×12 group. Also I have … Continue reading

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Kiwi SCBWI Workshop 201

Spring is a lovely time of year, don’t you agree? On a sunny spring day last weekend I attended the Kiwi SCBWI Picture Books 201 workshop headed by award-winning author and illustrator, Sally Sutton and Nina Rycroft. After attending last year’s … Continue reading

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HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!!!

Oh my! It’s that time of year again and our lovely writing buddy and friend, Susanna Leonard  Hill never misses an opportunity to run a competition.  In fact this is the 4th year she has run the Halloweensie Contest on her … Continue reading

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Phyllis’s Fun Fashion Show

Yeah, well I must be crazy, but I thought I would try and sneak in to post something I had been playing with today.  It’s rough but ready. Susanna Leonard Hill a lovely writing pal has been having some fun … Continue reading

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Month of Idea’s and a SCBWI Workshop

November is one of the busiest times of the year for writer’s,  with so much going on in different groups.  Writing festivals, conferences are just a couple.   There are also great fun ways of gaining ideas and encouraging each other … Continue reading

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Holiday Post

  Hi! I’m back.    Yep I guess you gathered that by now.  What a lovely holiday we had.  We spent the first five days with my young brother and his ever-growing family of four boys out near the Gold Coast … Continue reading

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International Dot Day – 15 September 2013

Today is International Dot Day, based on Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot.  It will be celebrated all week-long. Children from 82 countries have signed up to participate in this week’s many activities.  They will be using their imaginations and creativity to make their … Continue reading

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Blog on Hiatus and a South American Adventure

Yes, that’s right folks as from tomorrow, this blog will be in hiatus for the next four weeks as hubby and I take off for a summer adventure in South America. We have been planning on going for nearly two … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Laughter

Sorry my blog has been a bit quiet of late.  Over three weeks ago I came down with a very bad case of glandular fever.  Not only swallow, sore throat, but nauseous, high temperature and dragging my feet.  I ended … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

“Toot & Puddle” Author/Illustrator:   Holly Hobbie Published by:  Little, Brown and Co Ages:  3 – 8yrs Themes:  friendship, adventure, differences, being yourself Opening Lines:  Toot and Puddle lived together in Woodcock Pocket.  It was such a perfect place to be … Continue reading

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