AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Tag Archives: Creativity

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

Music To My Ears

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato It’s no secret that music creates a strong emotional response in … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 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

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 · Leave a comment

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

The Voice I Am…….by Alex Campbell

Funny or dark, adult or children’s? Which to choose? Many writers I’ve met – they’ve instinctively known which genre to write for the moment they put pen to paper. Me … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pink grapes and sharp knives

I’m not sure if you guys know how things work at Author Allsorts, but we spend most of the day lounging around a château while our publishers peel grapes and … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ged Adamson – Style Evolution

Having a love of illustration means that you’re constantly looking at other people’s work. One thing you notice is that pretty much everybody’s style evolves over time. There are very … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dreaming up a new character and bringing them to life on the page… by Clara Vulliamy

I can only invent a new character with a pencil in my hand and a scrap of paper in front of me: what they look like and who they are … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 6 Comments

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