Plus some prompts to get you started.
Eric Carle’s famous book about a caterpillar was originally about a book worm.
While writing can be a challenge, so can finding the motivation to revise one’s work. A motivation specialist explains how to overcome the reluctance to take the first draft to the next level.
Amid the trauma and boredom of war, soldiers turned to reading — often magazines they wrote themselves.
Woolf thought of her books as music before she wrote them so it is unsurprising that her writing influenced the work of composers.
They can seem daunting to write but are wonderful to receive so here are a handful of tips to write your own love poem.
Our children should no longer be taught formulaic writing. Writing education should encompass skills that go beyond the capacities of artificial intelligence.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children’s books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to ‘Let us make the world know that we are living.’
Rather than presenting a disability as an obstacle, life writing can explore the joys, frustrations and creativity of living with disability or Deafness.
Grammatical metaphor is different to what we understand to be “metaphor”. It’s a way of converting words and shortening clauses, so more information can be packed into fewer characters.
Literature funding has been cut brutally in recent years and writers’ incomes are disastrously low. Yet books shape our national identity, forming an often invisible bedrock for the wider economy.
A survey of NSW teachers shows there is an emphasis on explicitly teaching writing in the early school years. But the amount of time spent teaching writing dips in the middle years.
GPT-3 is the biggest, most creative language generation program to date. But with awesome power comes awesome responsibility.
Elon Musk’s OpenAI has developed software that can produce human-like writing. Don’t mistake that for true intelligence.
If teachers and students work together, then opportunities to share difficult personal stories can be constructive.
Grammar is a set of tools to make meaning rather than a set of rules to follow. The difference is in how we teach it.
How writers hear their characters in their heads.
Moral prudishness pushed Thomas Hardy and George Eliot to develop more creative and thoughtful writing practices.
This year’s six shortlisted novels shimmer with relevance.
Writers are often seen as solitary creatures, but there can be great benefits to collaboration.