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

Tag Archives: children’s writing

Writing For Different Age Groups . . .

One of the things I enjoy most about school visits is when I’ve finished talking and the students get to ask questions. You never know quite what you’re going to … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Second books are b@stards

I (Non) struggled with my second book. I could write so much more about the process, but I won’t. What I will do, is share what happened when I was … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Coping With Writers’ Block

Writers’ Block. It sounds so ominous. I mentally imagine a guillotine slicing down right between a writer and her creativity. But here’s the thing: I don’t actually believe in it. … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Murder Most Unladylike and diversity in children’s fiction

Diversity in children’s literature is something I believe in very passionately. Books are all about connecting to something outside yourself, and a reader should have the opportunity to experience the … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Finding your voice as an author by Robin Stevens

When I was a teenager, I went on a creative writing course. One of the exercises we were given was to write a short story, and when we came to … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

In a parallel universe, I’m a weather girl

This week the Allsorts are asking what we’d be doing if we weren’t writing for a living. My neighbour’s grandson has just self-published the first novel in a trilogy. He’s … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

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