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Fiona McDonald

When I was a little girl I wanted to make beautiful things for a living, including picture books.

To further this dream I spent four years of intensive study at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. From there I moved to the Blue Mountains and began making painted cloth dolls and figurative sculpture.

After my son was born, I enrolled at university to study literature. This brought me back to the idea of writing books.

Isabel Atherton of Creative Authors agreed to become my literary agent and since then I have been writing and illustrating full time.

I now live in the town I was born in, Armidale, in northern NSW. I have two grown up children, a granddaughter, three dogs, a cat, a rabbit and one ancient hen.

Fiona McDonald personal blog: www.fionamcdonald.blogspot.com

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Beginning My Novel, by Fiona McDonald

Time and Storytelling: Motivation, Time Management and Historical Setting, by Fiona McDonald

Alleviating Boredom: Making a Passive Character Active, Fiona McDonald

Finding Time To Write and Finishing My Novel Manuscript, by Fiona McDonald

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  1. Janice Langan-Fox #

    Dear Fiona, I have never written any fiction in my life before, but beginning mid way next year, I will retire from academic life, to begin a new career as a hopeful novelist. Not that I can even read fiction! The last book of fiction I read was 1984, when I was about 26. I have started reading articles that describe how to write fiction and maybe next year I will need to complete Writing Novels 101! I enjoyed reading your piece. Seems like you have been successful – congratulations, and I enjoyed reading your piece above. Janice Langan-Fox

    June 11, 2012

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  1. Beginning My Novel, by Fiona McDonald | Writing Novels in Australia
  2. Time and Storytelling: Motivation, Time Management and Historical Setting, by Fiona McDonald | Writing Novels in Australia
  3. Alleviating Boredom: Making a Passive Character Active, Fiona McDonald | Writing Novels in Australia
  4. Finding Time To Write and Finishing My Novel Manuscript, by Fiona McDonald | Writing Novels in Australia
  5. On My Self-Imposed Writing Apprenticeship, by Fiona McDonald | Writing Novels in Australia

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