Join our brand new online program

  • 1

    Meet author Karen Hughes!

    • Meet author Karen Hughes!

    • What is a Writer?

    • EXERCISE: What kind of Writer are you?

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Download your FREE digital copy of Emerald Child

  • 2

    Welcome to the Jungle

    • New video by Karen

    • Wild and Wonderful Characters

    • EXERCISE: Choose an Animal

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Our Planet with Sir David Attenborough

  • 3

    Into the Deep

    • New Video by Karen

    • Looking for Sea Monsters

    • EXERCISE: Pretend you're the Sea Monster

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Release the Kraken

  • 4

    Once there were Dragons

    • New Video by Karen

    • The Hero's Journey

    • EXERCISE: Planning your Quest

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • What makes a Hero?

  • 5

    Zombies

    • New Video by Karen

    • Make your Zombies interesting!

    • EXERCISE: Zombie Zed and his brothers Zach and Zorro

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • How to Draw a Zombie

  • 6

    What's your Superpower?

    • New Video by Karen

    • Beware of Kryptonite!

    • EXERCISE: Heroes and Villains

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Superman

  • 7

    Lost in Space

    • New Video by Karen

    • Keeping a Journal

    • EXERCISE: Where am I?

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Fly through the Universe

  • 8

    Look to the Skies!

    • New Video by Karen

    • Building a Steampunk World

    • EXERCISE: Let's Design our Airship

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Hugo Cabret – A Steampunk Story

  • 9

    Follow the Clues

    • New Video by Karen

    • How to Write a Whodunnit

    • EXERCISE: Leave a Trail of Clues

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • Ingredients for a Mystery Story

  • 10

    Ahoy, me hearties!

    • New Video by Karen

    • Treasure Map

    • EXERCISE: What Happens Next?

    • Get Ready to Write!

    • The Rules of Adventure

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.