Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer


getting the setting

13 Sep 2019

I don’t know how I imagined I could write a story about tigers in India without actually going to India to see tigers. I thought it would be enough to scroll through lots of pictures and visit the tigers in my local zoo. It wasn’t. By the end of my first draft, I was in […]

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Research Madness

30 Aug 2019

Does this ever happen to other writers? You have to do some research in order to write a story and one thing leads to another, and before you know it, you realize it’s the other way around. You’re not doing research in order to write a story. You’re writing the story in order to do […]

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A metaphor for something

14 Dec 2017

A terrible thing happened to my dog. I left her outside a store, and when I came out ten minutes later, she was gone. I had tied her leash to a post that had a length of metal chain – about three feet long – attached to it. She must have tugged at the leash […]

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The Little Forest

26 Sep 2017

I call it the Little Forest, but it gets larger every day. On the map it’s barely more than fifty acres. You can walk all the way through in less than ten minutes, from the parking lot at one end to the railway line at the other. I started taking the dog there because it […]

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