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

Tag Archives: Craft

CLICHE KILLER by Zoë Marriott

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post for Author Allsorts called DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM, all about how to tell tropes from archetypes from … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hedgerows, Technology, and Dried Froop

There’s that moment, writing a novel set in the past, when a character needs to eat and I realise that I have no idea what they would have eaten. I … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Inspirational Quotes For Writers

I’m a bit of a quote collector. I’m always scribbling down little snippets I’ve overheard or read and I love reading back over them.It’s difficult to limit myself to a … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Clara Vulliamy: School Visits

I want to fly the flag for author school visits. Certainly, they take us away from our precious time at our desks; they take time to prepare and time to … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Clara Vulliamy: If I wasn’t a writer-illustrator I’d be…

STUCK. There’s nothing else I ever wanted to do, nothing else I could do. Embarrassingly I’ve never been employed, and now I guess I’m utterly unemployable. My Mum, in a … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Behind the scenes (if you can get in through the door)

It’s only when I know I have visitors – even virtual ones – that I truly see how chaotic my workspace is. It’s where I keep a lot of books, … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

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