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

Author Archives: Non

If Non Pratt wrote a TV show…

God I wish I wrote for TV. Think of it: all dialogue, no narrative; actually seeing your work come alive through brilliant actor types; the chance to develop your characters … Continue reading

July 11, 2018

The issue of being “on brand”

As far as you’re concerned, my writing history looks like this: To me, my writing history looks like this: Authors often talk about the projects in our past. Other yet-to-be … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 10 Comments

I don’t want a lot for Christmas…

The whole point of having money is to be able to buy the things that are most important – things like warmth and food and drink, presents for loved ones … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE Book Birthday! Non Pratt interviews the author Lauren James

I’m adamant that the less you know about THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE the better your reading experience will be, so this is set to be the most cagey … Continue reading

September 8, 2017

One DON’T to rule them all…

There’s only one rule to twitter, as there is in life: DON’T BE A DICK. There are many routes to dickishness, here are some of them. Pile ons Easy to … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Non’s Revision Club

The more years that pass since I was an editor, the less I think I know about editing. How to revise your manuscript? Mate, I’m barely capable of revising my … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 4 Comments


REJECTION Every writer in the world has heard about Harry Potter getting turned down. You’ve probably also read a book that received ZERO rejections, but you definitely haven’t read that … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 9 Comments

[replaces words with gestures]

SHOW DON’T TELL is a mantra we’ve all heard – or felt as it’s used as a stick to beat us about the head until our writing brains get the message. The … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

For realz.

I talk about fourteen-year-old Non a lot. On panels, in blogs, but none of you have ever met her. Here she is/I am: You might not guess by looking at … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

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