AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

On Writing by Janet Edwards

  If I could have a writing masterclass from any author, then I would pick Stephen King. That may seem an odd choice, since Stephen King writes horror and I … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Etched in the bones!

As a child, I spent almost as much time living inside book worlds as I did in the real world. Some of those books were newly written, while others had … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Spotlight on Amalie

Minor characters can be a rebellious bunch. Perhaps other authors can easily keep them under control, but I often struggle with mine. The extreme case was Raven, a character who … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Welcome to New York Dig Site

  Some book locations are just an anonymous background to the story that readers will barely notice, but some are far stronger and an integral part of the plot. I … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Back to the Future!

There’s a surprising amount of time travel involved in being an author. This isn’t because my Earth Girl trilogy is science fiction set nearly 800 years in the future. The … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: The Longest Goodbye!

It was November 2009. An angry girl called Jarra had just stomped her way into my head and ordered me to write her story. She lived in the twenty-eighth century, … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Janet Edwards: Killing Your Darlings!

Authors often tweet or post about the number of words they’ve written in a day, or how they’ve finished the first draft of a book. There’s far less mention of … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Janet Edwards: The People You Meet On The Road

Every author has a lot of people to thank for helping them on their way to publication. Dazzlingly brilliant authors who inspired them. Family and friends who supported them. Teachers, … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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