The Power of Imagination with Wenda Shurety

Wenda Shurety Wenda grew up in the beautiful county of Norfolk in England and now resides in Brisbane, with her supportive husband, cheeky daughter and two rescue dogs. Wenda loves to write children’s stories with heart; whether it involves diversity, science or the...

5 Steps to Get Published in 2019

There’s a big difference between setting goals and achieving goals, especially in the publishing industry. So many factors are out of your control, but to actually achieve your goals, you need to create a plan for success. There are several techniques you can...

You can make money as an author: Fact or Fiction?

One of the main questions my new mentor clients ask me is ‘can I make money as an author?’ I am always very open and honest about how I make my living as a full time author and there really aren’t any secrets about it. True or False: I can live off...

Writing picture books that teach, not preach.

Picture books are amazing tools to teach kids about the world and themselves, but some writers get it wrong when they tell a story with a message. When a child reads a story, primarily they want to be entertained. At their developmental stage, learning is simply a...

I Can’t Write Today, I Got the Block

  I have a swiss cheese brain. One moment, I’m logical and rational, working hard, organised, focused and asking myself intelligent questions about my WIP. The next minute, I find my keys in the freezer and I can’t remember my date of birth. I can’t...

6 Steps to Rise Above Rejection

Rejection can create real mental suffering, causing worry about being good enough, uncertainty, regret, guilt and even grief. When something doesn’t go to plan, one reaction creatives often have is to go over it again and again in our minds. The original impulse...