One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

A lesson about rhyme and meter, written in rhyme and meter…

~ I am writing this poem to try and explain ~The meaning of meter and rhyme ~This meter I’m using is often amusing ~If Seuss is the source of the chime But rather than bother with technical terms Let’s look at the beats, on and off The stressed beats, in red, are the on beats […]

Common Rhyme & Meter errors

Well half price July was a huge success with over 40 poems and stories in verse now tight as a drum! I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent their manuscripts in – it really can be a daunting thing to do and I appreciate you trusting your work with […]

Feeling useful and a bit of trumpet blowing

You know, there is nothing more rewarding than feeling useful and today I got to feel very useful indeed thanks to a writer’s response to a manuscript edit that I did for them. Here’s what they said… Wow!! What an awesome job you’ve done.  Your changes are so obvious but I would never see them […]

The Croc and the Platypus – an update

So lots has happened since I blogged last and I’m very pleased to be able to inform you that not only is my book featuring at the SCBWI conference in Sydney this July but it also comes along with its very own plush Croc! Honestly I think I’m still spinning – a plush Croc for […]

The Sydney SCBWI conference – July 2014

    Oh my goodness how excited am I? . VERY, VERY BLOOMING EXCITED!   That’s how excited I am and I’m going to tell you why. . Next July at the Sydney SCBWI conference I will be appearing on a panel along with the Managing Director, Publisher, Marketing and Publicity Manager of Walker Books […]

What’s the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse?

As you might know, periodically I run a competition for people who love to write in rhyme. My New Spring Competition is underway as we speak (the deadline is midnight Wednesday 30th October). Some people have asked the question – what is the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse? […]

Children’s Week 18th – 26th October

As part of Children’s Week I have been invited along with fellow writers/authors Karen Collum, Nadine Cranenburgh and Ben Sanders to take part in a ‘Letters and Words’ reading event on the morning of Thurs 24th Oct in Ballarat at M.A.D.E.                         I’m not […]