Writer, Editor, Publisher, Events Coordinator


Paul has been conducting writing workshops at schools, libraries and festivals for over twenty years (see testimonials). His Hero’s Journey workshop shows students how to create a world and a plot for a novel.

For grades 4 — 7 he teaches skills in where to find a plot, write and edit. He also gives industry overview talks to adult students at universities and colleges.

He has spoken at a wide variety of personal development conferences across the country. You can book Paul via this site (contact Paul) or via Creative Net Speakers’ Agency.

He is also the Program Manager for Keeping Books Alive and An Evenin’ With …

  • Writing tips

    Tips for Young Writers Before submitting your work: Before submitting stories to publishers or magazines, ask for their current guidelines (always enclose return postage, usually one International Reply Coupon from the post office). These guidelines will tell you exactly what the publisher is seeking at that time, especially themed magazines that might only want material that fits into their current...

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  • Teacher’s notes

    Teachers notes are available for schools to utilise in the classroom. You have permission to photocopy the notes and relevant material for the purpose of studying the books.

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  • Manuscript assessments and literary festivals

    Manuscript Assessment Service I also organise assessments. Email [email protected] with a description of your manuscript (picture book, middle reader or young adult) and the word length and I’ll give you a quote. Assessments usually take a week or so. They will give feedback as to how to improve your manuscript. Thinking of having a literary festival? Email me at [email protected]...

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