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

A peep at Kat Ellis’s writing space

  For years, the spare room in our house was a junk room. If you ever saw the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers Monica’s secret messy closet, you’ll have … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dawn Kurtagich’s LEGENDARY Tea Party, Featuring HORROR and FEMINISM.

When I was posed the question: “Dawn, which authors, dead or alive, would you invite to a tea party?” I knew that my tea party would be the most epic, delicious, rambunctious … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Visiting locations in books

You might think Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes/Hounds of… fame) is in Devon, but it isn’t. I’m glad I knew this before I set off down to South Wales for … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Highwaymen, Mariners and Vampires: My Favourite Poems by Kendra Leighton

  I have to admit, I’m not generally a big poetry reader. But I’ve read enough to have firm favourites, and there are three poems in particular that have lodged … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

MY FAVOURITE POETRY by Zoë Marriott

Long before I’d gained the ability to actually finish a story (no matter how brief) I was fiendishly scribbling down poetry, sometimes at a rate of two or three new pieces a day. I have notebooks full of poems dating back to when I first gained permission from my teachers to use joined up writing. Some of it isn’t even that bad, if I do say so myself.

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Kerry Drewery : Why finding your people is important.

I could bleat on about this all day, go on about what a difference it makes, but instead here are my five (reasonably succinct) reasons why finding your people is … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

How I Generate Story Ideas, by Kendra Leighton

How do you come up with story ideas? What a meaty question! Our imaginations are the result of a lifetime’s real-life experiences, countless films, books, TV shows and newspaper articles, as well as something that’s just … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bea Davenport: INSPIRING PLACES TO WRITE

I always give this as a top tip for cracking writers’ block: go somewhere new. But the proviso is – go there to write, rather than just as a displacement … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Group post – our favourite inspirational quotes

Welcome to our first group post of 2015! Today, we’re sharing our favourite inspirational quotes about writing.   Janet Edwards   This one is for every hopeful author faced with a dreaded … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

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