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

Writing Distractions

So, it’s a lovely quiet Sunday morning. Perfect for settling down to write my Author Allsorts blog post. The suggested topic for today’s blog post is ‘writing distractions’ and . … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Building Characters from Scratch – Where do I begin?

I’m often asked how writers create characters. I completely understand why people want to know – after all, we start with nothing and, if everything goes well, end up with … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment


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

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

Developing strong characters – and keeping them that way

So, I don’t think I can say much more than the fantastic Zoe Marriott and Sangu Mandanna about how to develop strong characters in your writing. Read their posts if … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment


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