There is a wonderful fantasy around ‘being published’. This includes the process of finding a publisher, the publishing experience itself and the finished product’s shelf life – as well as how it makes its way to the shelf. Being published, while incredibly exciting, isn’t always … [Read more...] about The myths of getting published
Names matter. Whether they are quirky and memorable, or simply a way of embodying the dullness of a character, it is important to get it right. Some authors, like Ernest Hemingway, use simple names and don't feel that unusual or extraordinary names are key to an outstanding … [Read more...] about Names matter: choosing the right name for your characters
Editing is a job that is mostly misrepresented and overwhelmingly misunderstood. Behind most great works of literature is a dedicated editor. As an editor one of the most frustrating misconceptions about our role is that we simply fix spelling and punctuation errors. In fact, … [Read more...] about Editing Part 1 – What is editing?
I met Beth Norling one cold, foggy evening at a CCBA Blue Mountains gathering, where she was being honoured for her contribution to the children's book industry, as an illustrator. Our friendship began in front of the open fire in the vintage lounge room at The Carrington hotel … [Read more...] about In conversation with children’s books illustrator, Beth Norling…
Georgie Donaghey is the founder, editor and author of Creative Kids Tales; a one-stop shop for emerging children's authors and illustrators. It provides an opportunity to create or expand children's authors and illustrators online presence and start building a community of … [Read more...] about Children’s Publishing: Creative Kids’ Tales