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Sherryl Clark
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Experimenting with a motion-activated trail camera!
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End of summer in the Australian bush.
It's been a non-event summer this year, which is both good and bad. Actually, wonderful in that there have been no bush fires in our area, and very few across the state (compared to other years). But a non-event in that we ha...
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Photos from the bush in December.
This echidna climbed all over our woodpile on the other side of the track, presumably looking for breakfast snacks. Yellow rush-lily - the tufted stamens are unusual and I only noticed them on the full-sized photo! An unw...
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If you are curious about what an echidna looks like, this will give you a good close-up look at one.
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Location, location, location - for writers
Recently, two writer friends and I went to the movies and saw "Love, Rosie" (when you have been doing 14 hour days and working really hard, it's amazing how much a fluffy movie can brighten you up). Of course, we all came out of the theatre picking apart th...
I write, I read, and I teach writing. My blog is about all three. If I review books, it's from the perspective of a writer. My comments on teaching writing are all my own, garnered from being in the classroom, at the potential seam of gold!
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New YA novels
YA fiction is 'hot' this year, with studies showing more than half of readers are not actually teenagers. There have been articles decrying adult readers as juvenile, and others defending YA fiction as 'telling great stories', ones that people obviously wan...
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Getting a grip on what copyright means to me
This is a long post - just warning you! There are times when copyright feels to me like a slippery
eel. One I can see but I can’t quite get my hands on what it really means. I’m
a writer. I’ve negotiated a lot of my own contracts. Yet in today’s world it
se...
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Are you a first-drafter or a revisioner?
People often talk about “what kind of
writer you are” – whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, for example, meaning
do you write whatever comes into your head or do you create a detailed outline
first. Or they might ask if you are a fowl or an owl. Do you w...
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The brain and focusing on writing
Thanks to a blog called Brain Pickings , I often end up
reading books I would never have considered or thought useful. Today I ended up
buying a book called “Focus” by Daniel Goleman. Initially I read the article
(by Maria Popova, whose site it is) because ...
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If you have never seen an echidna up close, this will interest you.
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Creating my own Nanowrimo
How many of you did Nanowrimo this year? It seemed to me that fewer people I knew tried it, but maybe that's just in my part of the world. (For those of you who don't know what this is, you sign on - for free - to write 50,000 words during the month of Nove...
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An update from the bush.
 It's always interesting to discover something new. Even after ten years, I can still find plants I haven't noticed before (or perhaps a bird has brought in seeds?) It took me a while to identify this but it turns out to be a...
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Have her in circles
171 people
Ken James Howe's profile photo
Trekker Trail's profile photo
Laura Taylor's profile photo
Lisa Clark's profile photo
William J. Conaway's profile photo
mohamed mahmoud's profile photo
john williams's profile photo
Writership's profile photo
Michelle Zaffino from In the Stacks.tv's profile photo
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Occupation
Write, read, teach, critique, mentor other writers.
Employment
  • Victoria University
    Teacher, 1996 - present
  • Myself
    Writer, 1986 - present
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Female
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I'm a writing coach, focusing on mentoring and critiques. I write children's and YA fiction, poetry and adult mysteries. I also teach creative writing.
Bragging rights
Have 58 books published, love teaching and helping writers, love writing more!
Education
  • Hamline University
    MFAC, 2011 - present