A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

What To Do When You’re Stuck – Practical Tips for Writers by Rachel Ward

Beginnings are exciting. Endings are a blessed relief sometimes accompanied by a sense of accomplishment. But in between there is … the soggy middle. You stare at the screen. You … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Work that imagination! by Liz de Jager

  I loved Emma’s write-up on Monday for this week’s subject we’re focussing on: writing exercises. I’m a big fan of writing exercises and, to be honest, sometimes these exercises … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Warming up your writing muscles by Emma Pass

I always say to people that writing is like taking part in a sporting event. Before you start, you need to warm up your muscles – your writing muscles, that … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Do I Write What I Write . . ?

Imagine a world without ‘genre’. How would we explain what we like or don’t like? ‘Genre’ lets us put things into boxes and stick a label on them. Genre allows … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Launch Interview: Day 7 by Kerry Drewery (interviewed by Bryony Pearce)

Day 7 is, of course, the sequel to the wonderful Cell 7 and thank you so much for sending it to me to read. Both I and my daughter really … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why do we write in our genre? by Perdita Cargill

A simple question? I should probably have paused before I agreed to blog about why Honor and I decided to write in the genre that we do because if I’m … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Infinite Worlds by Janet Edwards

  It’s nearly ten years since I first started writing. Back then, I knew that I wanted to write fiction, but I was uncertain exactly what genre to choose. I … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment


The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Avoid Writing Distractions – Lauren James

I’m in the middle of writing a first draft, and to say I’m finding it difficult is an understatement. One of the main reasons is that I find it so … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment


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