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Friday, July 31, 2020

Writing for a Middle Grade Audience with Danielle Binks

Hello Darling Readers,

Hello Darling Readers, It's been a while, but I wanted to jump on here and announce something very exciting that I've been working on - an online Middle Grade writing course! 

Yup; Kill Your Darlings (whom I've been writing for since 2012!) very kindly invited me to contribute to their spectacular roll-call of online writing workshops and I jumped at the chance. 

Back in 2016 I wrote about the rise of MG-lit in Australia for Books+Publishing; 'Unstuck in the middle'. And this week a follow-up to that 2016 piece came out; 'The golden age of middle-grade'. And I truly do believe the Australian landscape is seeing a huge surge in demand for the readership and we are in a 'Golden Age' - which is also why it's nice to have this writing workshop out there now, for those who want to grasp this opportunity and get serious about writing for this spectacular audience! 

Then there's also the fact of my literary agenting in this realm, and the release of my own MG title - 'The Year the Maps Changed.' 

So, yes - I'd like to think I know a thing or two, and now I can share that knowledge with you!

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