I provide a range of resources to inspire young writers and help them develop their imaginations, and explore their creativity.


I provide the following writing and writing related resources at this blog:

Bug club books 2013 small picsONLINE WRITING CLASSES AND COACHING

Letters to Leonardo Book CoverI’m the published author of 16 books for children and young adults, and I’m a qualified writing teacher.  I can help young writers from aged 8+ through my writing and coaching services.

  • Writing Coaching – this involves helping enthusiastic young writers develop their skills and assist them along the path to a career in writing.
  • Online Writing Classes – these cover a range of topics including coming up with ideas for stories, developing characters, plotting and planning, and developing the skills to edit your own work.
  • Writing Shop – this is where you can buy online classes and lesson plans.

I’m happy to answer writing questions or tailor posts or lesson plans to your needs so please feel free to email me  I’d love to hear from you.


Teacher’s notes are available for Letters to Leonardo  ( a novel for young adults about a boy whose mother suffers from a mental illness) from the publisher’s website.



  1. Do you do any writing classes in person not online

  2. Where about in Australia are you, Dee?

  3. sonali purewal says:


    I need my 13 year old twin boys to improve on their writing skills. Please suggest an appropriate program that i can enrol them to do online. They need to be guided and made interested in english writing!


    • Hi Sonali,

      Thank you for your message.

      To be honest, I’m not sure that my writing classes would suit your boys. The courses are for kids who love writing already and the kids have to be really motivated to want to do them otherwise they don’t complete them.

      There are lots of activities you can do with your children to help improve their English writing skills. I’ve provided ten activities that might help you in my blog post here :

      Please feel free to ask me any questions about any of these activities. I hope you find them helpful.

      If you are still interested in the online courses I could send you a sample one and you could ask your boys if it’s something they would like to do.

      Kind regards,


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