AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

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My favourite book on writing – Bird By Bird

I’d never found a book on writing that spoke to, let alone one that sat me down, passed me a glass of wine and made me laugh out loud, until … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Four syllables that say it all. From the Queen of Pop.

September 21, 2016

But what about the map? by Donald Hounam

I don’t really see holidays as a chance to do any cutting-edge reading — there’s too much danger of dragging something on and off aeroplanes and discovering, halfway down page two, that it’s really only good for throwing at the local cats.

July 20, 2016

Rolling through the first draft, by Donald Hounam

Ideally, the first draft would be like free-skating. You just buckle on that idea… and you zoom away! Sadly, it’s not quite that easy… and there are plenty of potholes to stumble over.

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

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

Summer Reads

YA writer Helen Douglas shares her top reads for Summer 2016

June 10, 2016

Summer Loving and the teen novel

The email arrived on a particularly cold and grey day. Could I cover ‘Summer loving for Romance Week’? Well, yes I was one hundred per cent up for that. I … Continue reading

June 1, 2016

A (GREAT) DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER – by Ellen Renner

Writing is not a glamourous job. I’m sorry if I’m about to disillusion anyone although I expect you know this already. If you’re a writer, you’re certainly aware of a … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Ten more reasons not to be a writer

1. Writer’s block: Perhaps you’re in need of the next brilliant picture book idea, or perhaps you and one of your beloved characters have reached an impasse, and you’re just … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 7 Comments