AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

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

OPENINGS AND HOW TO NAIL THEM by Zoë Marriott

Openings. They are important. Not ALL important. Let’s not get carried away. Middles and endings are obviously still doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of making a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

MY WRITING ESSENTIALS by Zoë Marriott

Hello, my lovelies! Today, I bring you a list of the bare essentials which I believe all writers should possess in order to make their lives easier and their path … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Finding your voice as an author by Robin Stevens

When I was a teenager, I went on a creative writing course. One of the exercises we were given was to write a short story, and when we came to … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

Writing Description Checklist by Natasha Ngan

Every writer has a different style when it comes to description. Some use only a minimal amount, focusing instead on action and dialogue, with short, sharp bursts of description to … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Thirty Minutes with John Le Carre

I’m attempting to transform myself into a proper novelist one podcast at a time. The particular downloads I’m talking about here are episodes of Radio 4’s Book Club which has … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

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