AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Tag Archives: Writing

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

Warming up your writing muscles by Emma Pass

I always say to people that writing is like taking part in a sporting event. Before you start, you need to warm up your muscles – your writing muscles, that … Continue reading

June 19, 2017

Why do we write in our genre? by Perdita Cargill

A simple question? I should probably have paused before I agreed to blog about why Honor and I decided to write in the genre that we do because if I’m … Continue reading

June 14, 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

HONESTY IS A DANGEROUS POLICY by Zoë Marriott

What’s one of the first pieces of advice we tend to offer people who are anxious about getting out there and socialising? ‘Oh, just be yourself! Just be relaxed and … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 33 Comments

Taboos

Shortly before I left school, aged eighteen, the headmaster gave a talk about the perils of the Big Wide World that we were about to enter. He had two important … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

My first novel by Emma Pass

I often tell people the story about how I realised I wanted to be a writer when I was 13 after I saw Jurassic Park at the cinema, and how I … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Avast there, ye swabs

As has often been stated, the whole point about the bad guy is that he thinks he’s the good guy.

March 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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