"As a writer, you live more intensively, using participant-observation. You do things, using all senses, knowing you will write about them afterwards."

Hazel's three hints to aspiring writers are: "Write regularly. Persist. And always consider your reader - who are you writing for?"

    

Check the following articles and videos for strategies on how to craft your ideas and words.

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Hazel's Articles on How To Write

Writing for Different Purposes, Diverse Audiences and Getting Published 

Writing History

Different Writing Techniques

Considering the Reader

Autographing at Abbotsleigh Literature festival with Geoffrey Mc Skimming & the Book Parade

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Videos for Aspiring Writers

Watch Hazel's other videos from LIsa Keskinen 's Channel 31 Writer's Notebook for emerging writers, here.

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Books and Workshops for Aspiring Writers

          

    Chopper Rescue: Stories and activities for mentoring and guided writing This anthology has writer bios , tips and answers to 'Where did your get the idea for that story?' Focus on adolescent readership but writing tips are universal.

    'Trust Me Too',(listed for prestigous international 2013 White Ravens) the sequel to the highly popular  'Trust Me!' anthology contains diverse genre stories by over 50 Australian writers.(Free poster from www.fordstreetpublishing.com). Read for fun but also for technique.Hazel's  satirical 'Tag' story is about  tattoos, graffiti  and copyright. W.I.P.article about writing'Tag' (60.41 KB) is a useful student or teacher resource.

    Hazel offers a range of workshops, tutorials and publications to help aspiring writers. 
    Click through to discover more details. 

    Books & Workshops

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    Fast Track Writing Tutorials

    Hazel is one of the expert authors on the Fast Track Writing Tutorial Panel. This is a program offering eight lessons and action activities to improve your writing. For more information, click through to the Fast Track Writing Website.

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    Useful links -Literary links & professional organisations

    Australian Society Of Authors
    www.asaauthors.org

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    National organisation for authors which provides contract advice, the stylefile showcase for illustrators (www.thestylefile.com) and professional support. It has suggested fees for author speaking, and information about rights such as ELR and PLR (Educational Lending Rights and Public Lending Right) and CA payments (Copyright Agency Licensing) which are important income sources for writers. Publishes e-books via Authors Unlimited and Keesing Press has writer relevant titles.

    PO Box 1566 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 Australia

    Australian Society of Authors

    Keesing Press

    Authors Unlimited

    Hazel Edwards Portfolio on Authors Unlimited

    Suite C1.06 22-36 Mountain St Ultimo NSW 2007 Australia
    T: (02) 9211 1004 | F: (02) 9211 0125 |

    CA- The Australian Copyright Management Company
    www.copyright.com.au

    Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
    www.scbwi.org

    International organisation of authors and illustrators which offers marketing and conferences as well as an electronic newsletter and magazine. Also the Australian chapters' website www.scbwiaustralia.org

    The Hughenden Literary Boutique Hotel
    www.thehughenden.com.au

    Home of SCBWI Australia & NZ.

    Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
    www.alma.se/en/

    The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is presented every year and is the biggest international children's and young adult literature award in the world.

    Jacketflap
    www.jacketflap.com

    JacketFlap connects more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults

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    Useful links - Photographs for Authors

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    Useful links - Publishers of Hazel's Books

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    Useful Links - Other Australian authors and illustrators

    Listed below are other Australian authors and illustrators who write for children, young adults and other genres.

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