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Throwback Thursday: My Teenage Diary (September 2008)

Ah, nostalgia.  This September marks the eighth anniversary of me starting a diary.  So, to honour the Throwback Thursday trend (even though I’m a day late, but come ooooon, I only started this blog yesterday), each Thursday I’m going to publish an excerpt from my old diaries.   849 more words

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The Stella Prize schools program

The Stella Prize has published teaching notes on each of the 2013 and 2014 Stella Prize shortlisted books. As these books are mostly not suitable for students below Year 10, they have also compiled a separate reading list for Years 7 to 10, along with some general reading questions and classroom activities to encourage wider reading of Australian women writers at younger secondary levels too. 179 more words

Alison Stewart

A Little Less Memphis

Wet and windy March days followed the harsh freeze of February but Spike did not mind them at all. He had decided he had a dark personality type, so the gloom of a late winter morning suited his natural attraction to all things dismal. 2,025 more words

Dog Novels

Our annual celebration of young writers--Taking the Plunge: An Insider’s Tips for Writers

Winners of our Young Writers contest will be honored on May 9 at our annual even for the aspiring writers of tomorrow.  Come and join us, read our winners’ poems, and give our your writers the memory of a lifetime.   47 more words


Falling Back in Love with Writing

I’ve loved to write since I was in elementary school. There was nothing better than arriving at school to find out that our morning assignment was to write a story. 640 more words


So...You Write YA?


Labels. Oh, glorious labels. Good or bad, we’re addicted to them like our favorite candy or never-ending Netflix marathons. You simply cannot exist if you don’t wear a label. 777 more words



I feel like 2014 flew by, but when I look back at my life this time last year, it hasn’t. So much has changed and it feels so long ago. 492 more words