Latest authors to share secret of their success

Authors Ashleigh Barton and Pip Fioretti.

DO you have a future Thomas Keneally, Colleen McCullough or J K Rowlings in your home or classroom?

Two esteemed authors – bestselling children’s author Ashleigh Barton and gripping crime writer Pip Fioretti – will be visiting local libraries next week to help attendees unleash their inner writer.
Budding young authors are invited to attend workshops to learn the tricks of the trade and get inspiration from Ashleigh.
As well as teaching you the principles, techniques and best practices of effective writing and providing constructive criticism on how to improve your work, Ashleigh will shed light on how to master the craft of writing.
She said everyone had a story to tell whether they knew it or not.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for future authors,” she said.
“We will be focusing on learning the tools to come up with ideas for plots and compelling characters.”
Workshops will be on offer at Guildford Library for students aged eight to 11 years on Tuesday, July 16, 11am-12.30pm, for 12 to 14-year-olds on Thursday, July 18, 11am-12.30pm, and a second session that day for 15 to 18-year-olds from 1.30-3.30pm.
Meanwhile Pip will discuss her latest book ‘Bone Lands’ at a talk at Merrylands Library on Friday, July 19, 11am-12pm.
This edgy thriller delves into the stark divisions between the rich and poor in rural NSW at the beginning of the last century.
During the talk, Pip will share insights into the historical context of the era and discuss her writing process.
“I will be discussing the cultural references and how films and photographs have inspired me and revealed just how tough life was in those days,” she said.
“It will be a real eye-opener.”
All author sessions free but bookings essential: