Tag Archives: writing

It’s funny the things you choose to keep

Lately I’ve been sifting through boxes, mainly to record all the books I have here at home, I’ve gathered quite the treasure trove. Amongst all the books and little trinkets, I came across an old piece of work I did in Primary school. You can read the full post here. I’m now calling this my […]

Appreciation Bubble

“It was an unexpected pleasure receiving my copy of ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’,  it definitely was not what I had expected at all. Having never seen the book before, I had expected the standard picture book format, seeing as it’s listed in the picture book section of the website.  What I got however was this: […]

The notebook- a love affair.

The smell of leather; crisp, white pages; an unbroken spine; a new notebook, Spring is here and so is the possibility of a new love.  There are many discussions about the creative process, the common argument being typed vs. handwritten. I recently read a very interesting post by a young writer, boy with a  hat, […]

Fontaholic

Hello. My name is Mel and…I’m a Fontaholic. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem and I realised I had hit rock bottom when I was recently deeply offended to see a shop sign that used Brush Script. “What’s wrong with Brush Script?” you ask. Nothing really…but ALL in capitals?! Bad, […]

Notes and Processes.

As a new writer trying to find my way I have looked at, and purchased, a number of picture books; some of these for children, others for a wider audience. One of my favorite authors/illustrators is Shaun Tan. I was introduced to his books when I was teaching in my home country, Australia. We used […]