AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

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