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Western Australian Premier’s Book Award Winner for Writing for Children Shirley Marr On ‘Character Voice’

Young adult and children’s author Shirley Marr took out the 2022 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award prize for writing for children with her middle grade magic realism novel ‘A Glass House of Stars’.

 In the 28th episode of The HYBRID Author Podcast, Joanne Morrell author of children’s and young adult fiction and short non fiction for authors interviews Shirley, on:

  • how she came to write such compelling character voices and how she managed to keep those voices represented throughout the pages of her book
  • why she choose to write in second person point of view and what she wanted to achieve through using this character style
  • how the author voice differs from the character voice
  • as well as sharing her tips for authors looking to create and capture their characters’ voices on the page and more. 

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