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

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Five things to do if you get stuck writing, by Bryony Pearce

Are you stuck for ideas? Take a holiday from ‘stuff’ I always find that I come up with ideas when I’m on holiday. When I’m at home my brain is … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment


Today’s post is about tips for avoiding writing distractions of the sort Dan Smith captured so brilliantly in his blog post last week, which you can read here Everyone has their … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Author at Work by Emma Pass

Dear me, I have SO much work to do today… Oh! Look! Is that a squirrel? STOP. Concentrate. Concentrate. There’s at least a thousand words to write today. Right. I’ll … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Avoiding Writing Distractions

So, you want to know how to avoid writing distractions? Ah well, I could tell you, but I’d have to send someone round to do unspeakable things to your garden … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Game Changing Writing Course

In 2014 my sister forwarded me an email with the header “APPLY FOR THIS!!!” It was about a short residential writing course to be hosted by four publishing professionals. I … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Janet Edwards: Ten Things That A Writing Course Did For Me

In the autumn of 2007, I signed up for a writing class. There are many different types of writing courses to choose from, including online courses, short residential courses in … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Writing Courses by Shirley-Anne McMillan

  I once met a writer who said that they felt they had moved beyond needing to go on writing workshops, and now needed a more professional, more intense writing … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

My top three books of 2017 were all by Shirley Jackson

First, the confession: I don’t read a lot of books. The day job is demanding, and I’ve got my own stories to worry about. Also, most of the books I … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment