A big thanks to Deb Fitzpatrick for speaking about her passions – creative writing and editing work – at the latest fSpace Talks.
Deb is an established author, with 5 published novels to date. Her focus is on youth and young adult fiction set in Western Australia. One of her books is taught in some primary schools.
It was interesting and inspiring to learn about her creative process, including how she develops an initial idea of a story into a fully developed and properly researched novel. Deb often finds inspiration through news stories and then applies that theme or challenge to a younger protagonist.
She also explained how important personal knowledge and experience is to her creative writing, from day-to-day conversations with her own kids to the less than glamorous living conditions in Costa Rica she endured for 4 years.
Visit Deb’s website debfitzpatrick.com.au for more information on her work.
Stay tuned for details on the next fSpace Talks session.