Friday Fry-Up

Story Shots has a list of 22 Storybasics I’ve picked up in my time at Pixar, featuring a range of advice from the expected (“1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes”) to the surprising (#20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

It’s Friday and the weekend looms, so here’s a handful of tasty links to get you in the writing mood: February 29th is the closing date for The Australian Society of Authors Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative, which offers grant opportunities that assist emerging, developing, and established Children’s Book Illustrators in the creation of new picture … Continue reading »

The Whole Shebang Part#2

After a weekend of amazing MWF author panels, parties, and spontaneous kaffee klatches, I have found a spare half hour to share the rest of the highlights from Friday’s The Whole Shebang professional development workshop for writers. The fun part for me was presenting some hot-off-the-press results from AWM’s survey of Australian literary agents. More … Continue reading »