How working as a cleaner motivated Markus Zusak and what Liane Moriarty learnt from writing advertising copy: these bestselling Australian authors told Jane Hutcheon what they know about success.
In the age of Netflix, social media and video games, it can be hard to get teenagers to switch off the screen and pick up a book instead. Hard — but not impossible.
An article on ABC News suggests that to avoid linguistic catastrophes cased by apostrophes we should just stop using them. However, the correct use of this most special member of our alphabet avoids much confusion. And besides, it's not that hard, writes Roslyn Petelin.
Learning how to hurl Shakespearean insults is all part of the script for this year's batch of teachers taking part in Bell Shakespeare's mentorship program, which helps educators make the Bard's work more accessible for students who feel it's "something smart kids do".
There's a simple rule for working out when it's best to use one or the other. Unfortunately for pedants, it's actually quite complex.
Australian slang is one of our most treasured exports. But it hasn't always been as sanitary as G'day, mate, or cobber.
Why are Australian technology companies hiring workers from overseas, or else basing themselves offshore to attract talent? Quite simply because in many other countries, mathematics matters more, writes David van Gogh.
Parents often ask me how they can prepare children for the future. I tell them the technology they need is already in their homes, writes Alan Finkel.
It may seem simple, but letters to Santa show kids that writing can produce tangible results, writes Misty Adoniou.