Young Writers

Today I was up at our kids' highschool introducing a group of young writers to the stimulus material for a writing competition.  It was fantastic to see so many year 7-10's getting excited about writing creatively.  I tried to get the most boring bits out of the way (the rules) as fast as possible, and … Continue reading Young Writers

Writing strong female characters.

I recently read another blog post regarding the writing of real female characters.  It was a really interesting read, and highlighted the issues that writers face when they attempt to avoid misogyny.  I'm a female writer, and when I set out to write my first published story, I deliberately wrote about a strong female character … Continue reading Writing strong female characters.