In Search of Story ... 

Why in search of story? I'm a writer, I love words and the images they make. So I blog about my never-ending search for stories ... from my own country of Australia to Europe, and home again ... from first idea, to drafts and edits, to published book. 

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September 28, 2017

With 17 years of KidLit writing under my belt, I've learned from experience. In particular, when you're so close to a work-in-progress, you need the eyes of others to see it clearly ... like amiable writers who will swap critiques with you; or paying for professional c...

December 8, 2016

No matter how much research one does, no matter how fascinating one's character is, no matter about that exquisite sensory turn of phrase to capture the essence of the setting, unless you have the STRUCTURE right in your novel, it will not work.

I usually have a se...

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