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FLYER JPEGIt’s nearly time to launch my online teen novel writing course and I’ve been challenged to offer the first 10 places at a 50% discount as a pre-launch gift. You can watch the introductory video over at http://www.writerontheroad.com and download the free ebook, The Voices in your Head. And anyone who signs up also gets a bonus interview with Cracker, author of our middle grade Mystery Series. His advice; get your sister to do it:)

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When I grow up I want to be a writer…

When my brother grows up he wants to be a rock star…

When my ¬†children grow up they will look at their mother and their uncle and see a pair of old crazies doing what they wanna do and being what they wanna be, yeah…

When you grow you grow up, what do you want to be?

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Okay, I admit I don’t write fantasy…but I defy you not to love this book!!!

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And the reason I set this challenge??? Well, I’m trying to write a how-to-write book. I even have a title, ‘a (non) writing instruction book for young writers’….


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Stay tuned for my first chapter…but how I compete with ‘Wonderbook’ I’ve no idea…

 

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What are we doing to our kids? I arrive at school at 7.30am and already there are kids kicked back on the concrete like they’d always been there. I leave at 4.30pm and the quadrangle remains littered with student flotsam.

Are our schools places that inspire our kids to be all that they can be?

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it’s Saturday…the school holidays have begun…and our places of learning are silent.

But, without the camouflage of the everyday noises of a school day, their stories are exposed for all to see..

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