Story-crafting Workshop a Success

  The story-crafting workshop for writers organised by the voluntary Crocodile Prize Committee has been a huge success. Over thirty people attended the first Crocodile Prize story crafting workshop in Port Moresby, yesterday. The participants were as young as 13 and as old as 65 consisting of writers, readers, enthusiasts and Crocodile Prize fans. “They…

How To Write A Poem

HOW  TO  WRITE  A  POEM – Chips Mackellar The first task is to plan what you want to say. For example, suppose you wanted to decide if your old uncle is too old to do something.  Would he be too old because he has grey hair? No, because lots of people have grey hair and…

PNG Poets Can Get Help

Papua New Guinean poets intending on brushing up their poetry for the Crocodile Prize can get help from Australian poet Malcolm Mackellar or Chips as he is known to friends. Chips has offered to look at your poems and offer suggestions to improve the rhyme and metre. “My reason for asking to help PNG poets,…

Fireplaces, Facebook & a quest to preserve PNG’s stories

Shared from the PNG Attitude Blog By MARTYN NAMORONG SINCE its emergence 2011 as PNG’s preeminent literary award – the Crocodile Prize – has spurred a growth in the recording of Papua New Guinean stories. Named after Sir Vincent Eri’s epic novel The Crocodile, the prize seeks to unearth PNG’s emerging story tellers. If social…

Top Five Tips on Publishing a Children’s Book

Originally posted on Tribalmystic stories:
There are a lot of tips on what you need to do when you have a book ready to publish. Here are top five tips on publishing for children. The man himself, Barry Cunningham, the original publisher of Harry Porter and the Publisher of Chicken House gives a little advice to aspiring…