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Paul Collins

Best known for
The Earthborn - Paul Collins
Dragonlinks - Paul Collins
Wardragon - Paul Collins
The Burning Sea - Paul Collins
Harry Kruize, Born to Lose - Paul Collins
The Glasshouse - Paul Collins
Allira's Gift - Paul Collins
Only Game in the Galaxy - Paul Collins
The Beckoning - Paul Collins
The Forgotten Prince - Paul Collins
The Spell of Undoing - Paul Collins
Metaworlds - Paul Collins
Rich & Rare - Paul Collins
Trust Me - Paul Collins

Paul Collins

  • Author

Paul has written many books for young adults.

He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles in The Jelindel Chronicles and The Quentaris ChroniclesThe Earthborn Wars trilogy was published by Tor in the US.

He has many strings to his bow. He’s been an agent, publisher, writer and editor.

Paul has been short-listed for many awards and has won the Inaugural Peter McNamara, A Bertram Chandler, Aurealis and William Atheling awards.

Paul gives 2-3 hour workshops to students and adults on fantasy writing and world creation, which includes plotting. He also specialises in one-hour writing and editing workshops, gives industry overview talks, and talks on getting published to adults.

His latest books are The Warlock’s Child, a six part series written in collaboration with Sean McMullen, and Rich and Rare, an anthology of Australian fiction and poetry.

Testimonials

Paul Collins hosted an intensive week of writing workshops at our library. The students found his approach enlightening, inspiring and challenging. Teachers present commented on Paul’s encouraging approach to which the children responded confidently. Paul’s fantasy books captured the children’s imagination. We had more schools wishing to attend the sessions than we could accommodate and the feedback from both students and teachers was extremely positive.

Jo CaseyGlen Eira Library and Information Service

In his workshops Paul sought to involve all the children, encouraging their contributions, developing their ideas and using them in a final product; I was particularly impressed with the way Paul validated every child’s response no matter how small. His manner with the children was so fantastic that I’m sure the children left with improved confidence in themselves and their writing.
Paul’s enthusiasm, knowledge and first hand experience will all matters relating to writing, editing, publishing, and marketing meant that his workshops had depth and were of great interest, he was able to show that writing doesn’t have to be an isolated activity there is a purpose for the effort.
Paul was able to tailor his sessions to each group. The workshops were very practical & covered a range of writing techniques; the children (and teachers) were able to return to classrooms with a mass of newly learned skills.

Ms Cathy ArtridgeRegional Children’s & Young Adult Services Librarian - Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation, VIC

I most enjoyed writing with Paul Collins. He told us about his books and gave us handy tips on how to write and publish our work. We had to write a story using the words like sour, horrible, talent and tree.

KareenaStudent

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