Focussing on the needs of the English curriculums around the world, our bright and enticing materials assist students (primary to tertiary) to write an engaging piece of creative writing, a persuasive speech or article and an analytical essay.We want all people to know how language can be used to create meaning. Our books are not for teaching to a test – they contain all the techniques and scaffolds to help make young people around the world great writers for the rest of their lives. What makes these books unique is the way in which they reveal the universal secrets of writing and their focus on style and structure.We have two directors. Mandy is an author, English teacher and tutor and she has worked with young people with a range of abilities. With undergraduate degrees in Sociology, Teaching and a Masters in Creative Writing, Mandy has been a professional writer for the last 30 years. She has worked for The Australian Financial Review, written a number of books and acted as a writing consultant. When developing her own materials, she has drawn on advice from some of the best teachers in Australia to create engaging resources.Lydia has worked as a global marketing leader for a number of international corporations. She has a Post Graduate degree in Business Technology and has 20 years Communications experience. She knows the power of a story and how to connect with an audience and was instrumental in bringing Literary Giants to life. She brings her on point communication, marketing and project management skills to Literary Giants.
I want to make writing easier for everyone. Through my years of study, my own professional writing and working individually with many highly successful young people, I decided to put together books that explain everything people need to know to write well
Lydia and I really want our books to take away the mystery and the worry. We want to unlock the skill of writing. Our materials are for students, parents, and teachers. I’ve worked with students of all ranges and abilities and they have all done well once the secrets of good writing have been revealed to them.
Everyone has the ability to write a story within them. We all tell stories all the time. Did you hear what happened? Guess what I did on the weekend. Have you… Writing a story is the same as telling a story. It is something we all have to work on. Writer’s write. A lot.
I’m a marketer. I know a good product, that’s why I encouraged Mandy to finish all the books trapped in her computer. I knew that it would help.
I don’t like NAPLAN. It’s made me anxious and I know other mums feel the same. The good thing about our books though is that they spell out what teachers and NAPLAN markers are looking for in a Creative Writing piece for example. They help all writers. It’s all there. They are visual. It’s easy to see and then implement. The mystery of what makes a good story or a good essay is taken away.
As parents, we want to help our children but school seems so different from when I was there. Mandy has worked with children from all the top schools in our area. She knows what schools want. I can help my children improve because I now know what they have to do to make their writing better.