Author Journal · Page 4 of 35 · Wendy Orr
Wendy Orr's author diary: the journal following a writer's working life and the progress of new books, from idea to manuscript to publication.
Eleven year old Maddison wants to be a writer and has asked where I get ideas from. That’s a great question because every story has to start with an idea! Ideas come…Read
Harry the Rescue Dog’s Rainbow Street Post: Although Harry might look as if he’s dozing after an exhausting ball play, he’s actually contemplating his first of a series of blog posts to…Read
The wonderfully zany and multi-talented author Tristan Bancks said I had to write a blog post about my character or he’d never speak to me again. I mean, he invited me to…Read
The holiday season can be joyous: all that family, expectation and tradition – but it can also be difficult: all that family, expectation and tradition. Usually it’s both. If you’re a writer,…Read
A lot of people are doing NaNoWriMo this month (for those who don’t know it, the aim is to write 50,000 words of a novel in November) so if anyone’s feeling a…Read
Making the most of writing time: slow down, reflect and make notes: Or – how to write when you don’t have your computer!
One of the disadvantages of being a full time writer (apart from the details of never knowing whether or not you’ll have an income this year) is that it’s easy to slip…Read
Bindi Irwin as Nim, from Return to Nim’s Island movie poster I know that tying in a film to a book sequel sounds like the writer’s equivalent of a first world problem, but…Read
Australia’s National Reading Hour is fast approaching: 6 pm on Tuesday August 19: a time when we celebrate the act of reading with children. Reading is one of the most important things…Read