Byron Writers Festival’s Kids’ Big Day Out was held on the weekend. Hundreds of kids and parents in a big, white marquee next to the beach in Byron Bay, listening to authors Lucas Proudfoot, Isobelle Carmody, Hilary Badger, Peter Helliar, myself, Sally Rippin and Richard Roxburgh. The audience wants you to do well, they’re excited about interacting, brainstorming stories, sharing their own jokes and ideas. It’s one of the most enjoyable things you can do as a storyteller, a reward for the thousands of hours spent alone, inside your own mind, writing the books! If you ever have the chance…

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