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

Tag Archives: writing life

An Inspiring Place to Write by Eve Ainsworth

To be honest, I’m not an author who is particularly inspired by places. I normally write in the same place every day, an over-crowded desk, cluttered with books, pens and … Continue reading

April 4, 2015

An Ode to Pyjamas by Elli Woollard

My job is quite jammy (quite jim-jammy jammy); I don’t have to shop for posh dresses. I don’t need to care if I’ve not brushed my hair, Or my clothes … Continue reading

March 16, 2015

Is a qualification necessary to become a writer? Why/why not? by Kerry Drewery

So, I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee and the stew cooking for tea behind me, staring at the title trying to remember why I chose this to write … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Writing (almost) Full Time by Emma Carroll

Since dropping more teaching hours this academic year, I’m now writing almost full time. I say ‘almost’, because I still teach one day a week in school, and that one … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Your daily routine – Do you have one and what is it? by Sarah Naughton

Sometimes I wake at 3am with that sinking feeling of being horribly, perkily awake. I will lie staring at the ceiling for an hour or two before finally inviting Melvin … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Work-Life Balance? Pah, what’s that? by Elli Woollard

Work-life balance? Pah, what’s that? In many ways the question of a work-life balance is a bit redundant when it comes to writing. Imagine for a minute that you’ve got … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ch-Ch-Changes by Eve Ainsworth

Three years ago I made a decision. This was a big deal for me. I’m not good on making decisions. I’m the type of person you see dithering in Sainsburys, … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

The elves ate my homework…

In answer to this week’s question: Generally speaking, I like deadlines. I’m the sort of person who appreciates a cut-off point; a cattle prod to keep me moving; a finish … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde technique of dealing with deadlines

So this week the question posed is: deadlines – how do you deal with them? In word: badly. This is an artistic interpretation of Normal Me. (Yes, I am playing … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

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