AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Author Archives: Liz

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

The dreaded blank page – Liz de Jager

You’d think that after a trilogy and a handful of ‘starter’ books, including a completed brand new fat fantasy novel, the fear of the blank page would have wandered off … Continue reading

April 17, 2017

Social Media for Writers – Twitter & Instagram – Liz de Jager

I started on Twitter on 24 November 2008. (I had to check and didn’t really know this off by heart!) If you’re not already following me, find me – I’m … Continue reading

November 8, 2016

Writing that first draft

This week we’ll be talking about First Drafts of Doom and Woe™ (FDoDaW™ for short) and I’m the lucky bean who gets to talk to you guys about it first. … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Promise by Liz de Jager – A Halloween Short Story

When the schedule came round I jumped at the chance to do something for Author Allsorts over Halloween. I’ve always loved this time of year, autumn and harvest time, with … Continue reading

October 30, 2015

Jumping the fence: an interview with Juliet Mushens

It gives me great pleasure to talk to my agent, Juliet Mushens, today. She’s been my touchstone in all writing endeavours since 2012 and she’s quite the fancy dresser too. … Continue reading

June 19, 2015

Liz de Jager: Reader, then I killed him dead

Kill your darlings is one of the biggest maxims in the literary ‘verse. And for a reason. Writing is rewriting and saying goodbye to those pieces of brilliance you presume … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Liz de Jager: Confessions of a Stationery Addict

If you’re ever in my company for longer than five minutes it will soon become apparent that I have severe problems with saying no to stationery.  It doesn’t even have … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

There and back again, now with less dragons, maybe.

I loved Non and Jan’s blogposts about writing and the editing and redrafting of books.  Personally, I had an inkling what to expect when I started out, but still, I … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 1 Comment