Summer Reading Club
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Building a Character

Posted on: January 14th, 2018 by michael -

Hi everyone – so this week I’m chatting about building your characters. It’s so good if you can get a really good feel for your main character, even a couple of your main characters before you start your story. Sometimes I’ll actually write a page or so just on my characters. We really want our […]

Working Together

Posted on: January 7th, 2018 by michael -

Writing is a bit of a solitary occupation – it’s just you and the laptop or piece of paper. But it doesn’t have to always be that way. Some of the best times I’ve had have been when I’ve been sharing and discussing ideas and writing with a co-author. The sharing and discussing of ideas […]

Writing A Thrilling Climax!

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by michael -

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you all. So this week, I’m thinking about writing a thrilling climax. You’re reader is absolutely going to love reading your story if you can keep them on the edge of their seat wondering how it’s going to finish. It’s probably one of […]

Big Bash League Books

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by michael -

Hi people – I mentioned in a blog post recently that I’d written another set of 4 Big Bash League books, so thought I’d pop them up for you to see! Each book is separate, so they’re not a series. The characters and settings are different for each book. Each of the 4 features two […]

My favourite sports to write about

Posted on: December 24th, 2017 by michael -

Howdy everyone… can’t believe it’s only a few hours till Christmas. I hope everyone is tucked up in bed right now feeling little tingles of excitement with the day ahead about to break! So, being a bit mad-keen on sport, there are heaps of sports I love to write about, but my two favourites would […]

Getting Ideas

Posted on: December 17th, 2017 by michael -

Hi everyone, this week’s post is all about ideas… for me, the idea for a story is SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO important! It’s what keeps me awake at night; it’s what gets me so excited about story writing…. and it’s the one thing I really can’t help you with too much because ideas are personal; they […]

Faster than Lightning

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by michael -

So, here’s the cover for the first book in the Clued Up series…very similar to the 2nd… but VERY different to the rest of the series!!


Posted on: December 10th, 2017 by michael -

  Hi everyone – thanks for stopping by. In this week’s blog, I’ll be chatting about setting a scene for your story. It’s really magical if you can set a scene that takes your reader off into another world and makes them wonder and imagine. If you’re a good writer, you’ll take your reader away […]

In the Deep End

Posted on: December 9th, 2017 by michael -

Here’s the cover In The Deep End – great for swimming fans!!

Get on board with Michael Panckridge this summer!

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by SRC Team -

  I am soooooo excited to be a part of the Summer Reading Club for 2017/2018. My passion for sport hasn’t left me since I first picked up a football / tennis ball / soccer ball / cricket bat (basically, anything involving sport!) years and years ago. I spent hours and hours and HOURS outside […]