Monthly Archives: August 2013

ABC OPEN – 500 words short story…

I’ve added the ABC OPEN Short Story ‘Dad time’ to the Short Story tab. Planning on entering stories on that site regularly. It begins … The work wasn’t really mine, it was my dad’s. I was about eight and I … Continue reading

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ABC Open 500 words project – my story is up!

Check out my story and the other great short stories on the link below. The project for August is: On the Job, my story is called Dad time. https://open.abc.net.au/projects/500-words-on-the-job-84ef0zh/contributions/dad-time-08ed1yb

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ABC Open – what a great idea!

What’s Your Story?  At last weekends Gold Coast Writers meeting, Solua from ABC Open gave a brief presentation about this great opportunity for Writers in the 500 words projects, it’s also for other crafty people including photographers or video buffs. … Continue reading

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The War Memorial, Canberra – cold but full of stories…

Recently we went to Canberra and enjoyed a emotive journey through The War Memorial. The friends we went with had a story to resolve, Jenny said her Grandfather should be on the memorial wall but she didn’t know where. We … Continue reading

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The Book Chook book reviews, articles and interesting stuff…

I’ve been archiving my e-newsletters and thoroughly enjoying reconnecting with the great articles and reviews. The Book Chook newsletter is clearly aimed at educators, teachers, parents and anyone wanting to encourage literacy in children. This is an example of one … Continue reading

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Word Hunters – The Lost Hunters book review by Jill Smith

Book Review By Jill Smith©Aug2013 Title: Word Hunters – The Lost Hunters Author/Illustrators: Nick Earls, Terry Whidborne http://www.wordhunters.com.au/ This is a great second book in an evolving series. Lexi and Al are twins in a modern age who find that their … Continue reading

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Word Hunters – The Curious Dictionary by Nick Earls – my review

‘Word Hunters – The Curious Dictionary’ is a book of discovery that is interwoven with brilliant illustrations that are part of story itself. The beginning is the illustration. The wonder of words and their origins is ignited (literally) in the … Continue reading

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