To kick start my writing again, I have shouted myself this newly discovered guidelines reference. I have opted for the cheaper document version at this stage, and can always follow up with assessment services later if I want to.
I have also delved back into my collection of reference books on this subject (some of these date back more than 15 years! I have been harbouring this dream for so long!)
The first thing that has struck me is how much of the advice and reference is relevant to the creative process in general.
This fabulous book by another of our great authors Libby Gleeson (Published by Hale and Iremonger Australia 1999) tracks the creative processes that she went through while writing one of her books. So much of what she writes is relevant to us illustrators as well.
I noticed I even got this copy signed! I have attended so many seminars and courses on this topic over the years that it’s these words of wisdom from
this book that have struck a chord with me:
Published by Penguin Books Australia (1992), Written by Eleanor Nilsson about the discipline of writing:
“First we start writing then we get the ideas. That is the most important piece of advice I or anyone else can give you. We learn to write by writing not thinking about writing….Remember the world is full of people who mean to write “one day”: people who are waiting for either the time or the inspiration or both. But the way to get inspiration is to sit at your desk – and write.”
Can't argue with that!
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