AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Tag Archives: Writing Advice

The book that changed my writing life

After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.

March 13, 2018

TALES FROM THE TRUNK by Zoë Marriott

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018

Work that imagination! by Liz de Jager

  I loved Emma’s write-up on Monday for this week’s subject we’re focussing on: writing exercises. I’m a big fan of writing exercises and, to be honest, sometimes these exercises … Continue reading

June 21, 2017

WRITING ROADBLOCKS by Zoë Marriott

The theme on Author Allsorts this week is how writers can avoid distractions when it comes to their work. But I think that sometimes we need to be distracted – … Continue reading

June 7, 2017

Favourite YA Writing Blogs by Kendra Leighton

There are countless articles and blogs about writing, but my favourites tend to be those written by published authors. I know the advice is likely to be good (after all, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

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

DASTARDLY TROPES & WHAT TO DO WITH THEM by Zoë Marriott

Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

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