by Lydia Roberts
It is aimed at aspiring young creatives, such as Sharnee, who want to write, illustrate, or edit children’s books and is filled with tips, advice and anecdotes from professionals such as Sophie Masson, Kathy Creamer, Beatty Alvarez and Peter Creamer.
“I had always been eager for involvement in [NEWC], so I was ecstatic when I was hired as an editor for Inside Story,” Sharnee says.
I was ecstatic when I was hired as an editor for Inside Story!
Sharnee’s latest venture is into the realm of commercial writing, having just taken a role with AMR Hair and Beauty.
“Surprisingly, there’s a lot of overlap between commercial and creative writing,” Sharnee says. “You get to play with the choice and organisation of words, and it’s essential to engage the reader.
“Commercial writing is certainly more restrictive. The word count is shorter and your brief is the law. However, I’ve been loving the experience so far, especially as I’m able to work from home.
“The commercial writing landscape is constantly evolving, and it’s exciting to be involved in the sweeping changes.”