Moon Selene is a fantasy story written and formatted as a 32 page picture story book. Just two things are missing - the illustrations and the illustrator's name.
This could be YOU!
If you'd like... More > to try your hand at illustrating a fantasy, using pencil, crayon, paint or pen and ink or even charcoal, here is your chance. "Moon Selene", written by Sally Odgers and illustrated by you, would be a unique piece of work, a one-of-a-kind. This could be the chance you've been waiting for.
The interpretation of the story and the style and format of the illustrations is up to you. In brief, the plot tells of young Selene, who lives with her mother, a weaver, in the forest. Selene loves to wander the forest, but many of the creatures that live there fear her. Her mother lets her roam free, with just one prohibition... Selene must never be out in the moonlight. And then one day Selene hears the howl of a wolf, and learns what the moon means to her, and why she and her mother have always lived such isolated lives.< Less
Ideas to Go is all about generating fresh, original ideas to use in novels and other stories. It is written is straightforward language and gives step by step directions. Writing exercises are... More > included.< Less
It is 2027, and Glen Steele is struggling with a family tradition that boys of his family are men at 17. Glen borrows his sister's car and takes off on the Outback Highway, but his road trip soon... More > turns into something stranger than anyone could have imagined.< Less
A love song, a mystery, a waltz through history.
Aelfthryth and Harry were born in 11th Century Kent, so what are they doing in Sydney a thousand years later?
Two girls in a locked room. One... More > schnauzer dog desperate to find them. They all have secrets...< Less
PRIDE; BRIDGEOVER SUNDOWN.
At seventeen, Glen Steele's life is full of myths and misses, and he feels the paternalistic government of modern times has robbed him of his destiny. The Steele family... More > myth calls for boys to be men by the time they're seventeen. Soldiers, settlers, lovers and losers march in his lineage, but Glen is still at school, and even his losses are second hand. Glen yearns for adventure and rites of passage, so when his sister goes on her honeymoon, he borrows her car, a state-of-the-art Bradman Pride, and hits the road for the Outback Highway.
At first, the experience is liberating, but soon Glen realises nothing has changed. The outback has been tamed by the straight red road and the automated servomats he encounters at regular intervals. It's all too easy… until – the next town fades off the map, and the servo isn't there. Disoriented, Glen finds his way to the ghost town of Bridgeover, where the adventure begins.< Less
It’s a puzzle, right? You wrote the book of your heart. Your friends and relatives loved it. Your critique group thought it was a sure-fire success. It’s a good story (or a... More > good piece of non-fiction). You worked hard to get it just right.
And still, it was rejected. What’s wrong with it? What’s wrong with your writing? What’s wrong with those editors?
The chances are, the answer to all these questions is the same: Nothing. So what is keeping your masterpiece off the shelves?
"What Publishers Want" might give you the answer.< Less
Creating Fantasy Settings is a writing course for anyone who is serious about writing fantasy. This handbook is packed with advice and information, and includes examples and practical exercises,... More > which can be used in your original manuscript. Sally Odgers has been writing (and selling) fiction and non fiction for more than thirty years.< Less
After children enter formal schooling, reading and writing become expected skills. "A Reason to Write" is a handbook of workshops and strategies for the parents and teachers who support... More > young writers on their journey.
I hope it helps to give them a reason to write.< Less