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.

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March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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