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Adam Wallace

CKT Writers’ Festival – The Magic of YES! with Adam Wallace

Bursting onto our screens with an irrepressible enthusiasm for his topic that was delightfully contagious, Adam Wallace soon shared the secret to his success: the power of ‘yes’. Early in his career he said ‘yes’ to everything, and he soon found that one small writing job led to other chances for publication. He advises all …

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Louise Park

CKT Writers’ Festival – The Secret World of Kids and How to Hijack It with Louise Park

Louise Park was incredibly encouraging and provided extremely useful ways for emerging authors to learn what kids really love, in her talk The Secret World of Kids and How to Hijack It at the Creative Kids Tales Writers’ Festival 2021. “If you look at the computer games and toys they love, you’ll see the trends …

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Wendy Orr

CKT Writers’ Festival – Page to Screen with Wendy Orr

Wendy Orr is a Canadian born, Australian author with awards and accolades that include the Prime Minister’s Award for Children’s Literature. She has written over forty books and published in twenty-nine languages. Two of her books, Nim’s Island, and Nim at Sea have been adapted for film. Wendy believes that every child deserves to find …

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Rejection letters

R E J E C T I O N – Not a four letter word, but just as bad by Georgie Donaghey

I was recently asked by a writer friend how do I handle rejection? After so many of them I guess you could call me a rejection pro. I realised long ago being accepted by a publisher straight away wasn’t going to happen. I had to earn my stripes. What I did know was I would …

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