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Indie Outback- Book One Nears The End

Indie Outback- Book One Nears The End

For those who are new to our blog, I’m Hakea Hustler. In this post series I have been sharing the journey of writing Indie Outback- my first solo middle reader series- thanks to the Arts Council of Australia 2020 Resilience... More

Indie Outback- Tackles the tough stuff

Indie Outback- Tackles the tough stuff

As you might have read previously, I was awarded a Create grant through the Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience program. I’ve been blogging about the journey writing this middle reader series. This year has been ‘unprecedented’ during a ‘global... More

Indie Outback- Chapters deep

Indie Outback- Chapters deep

September 30, 2020

I have been posting about my journey writing Indie Outback middle reader series thanks to the Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Fund Create Grant. Today I wanted to update how the first book is going. Writing Indie Outback has... More

Indie Outback- Hits the page running

Indie Outback- Hits the page running

As you know I was awarded an Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Fund Grant for my middle reader series, Indie Outback. I’ve brainstormed and plotted… and now Indie has hit the pages of her first draft. It is exciting... More

Indie Outback- Story board

Indie Outback- Story board

As you know I was lucky enough to get an Arts Council of Australia- 2020 Resilience Create Grant for my series Indie Outback. This one is a little special because it is my first solo middle reader book- usually Carl... More

An update on all things writing

An update on all things writing

We have been busy working on new stories and learning lots about being authors. Here is an update for all our followers and supporters. We continue to work with our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from A Worded Life... More

Indie Outback- The Brainstorm

Indie Outback- The Brainstorm

I was recently lucky enough to receive an Arts Council of Australia 2020 Resilience Fund Create Grant for my middle reader series Indie Outback. Indie Outback will be a three part series completed by May 2021. Some of the funds... More

Arts Council of Australia Grant

Arts Council of Australia Grant

Super excited to announce that I will be working on a middle reader series with the support of the Arts Council of Australia. Indie Outback series will be based on the life of a city girl who moves remote to... More

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

We were recently unsuccessful in two rounds of Arts Council of Australia grant applications… but found the advice that they then provided AFTER the rejections really useful for our future applications. We thought we would share it to help future... More

On being Writers

On being Writers

I have always loved stories. Devouring books… probably escaping reality a bit. Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, Obernewtyn Chronicals, Tomorrow When the War Began, Taronga, The Magic Faraway Tree, Animorphs… I can remember in year 7 sitting at the computer typing away... More

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