Summer is here so join me on my blog and tell me what books would keep you sane on a desert island??
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The Cover photograph was shot by Ella Ruth Cowperthwaite, a brilliant up and coming young photographer. Ella read the book before she shot the cover - this is what she had to say about it:
'I LOVED your book - very powerful and beautifully written. I've been telling everyone I know they have to read it when it is all finished & published :]'
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Anyone up for the role of SCBWI archivist?
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I was at this event on Tuesday, find out what happened here:
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The House of Books: Recent studies show that the amount of books in the childhood home has an impact on children’s education and has a correlation with earning in later life. Is your home a book house?
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Ok so I know we're all supposed to be writing our next masterpiece while we wait to hear back from agents but I thought I'd share what it is I'm actually doing....
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tall tales & short stories is celebrating all the visitors who have stopped by the blog and being rated as a top ten children's literature blog for a second time!
The festivities will start on Monday 21st May and last for a few weeks with a new post every week that details the latest prize on offer.
We have something for writers and readers;
Two agents are offering crits on opening pages!
A literary consultancy will give feedback on your synopsis!
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It's a blog takeover this week by the young, the opinionated, the frankly unhinged MAX TASTIC!
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I have recently collaborated with Maureen for my first notesfromtheslushpile blog post titled: Ready to Publish? Are you? Really? Maureen is able to explain the principles of structure in a clear and fun way, so I was very happy to be asked to illustrate the post with a smelly pirate.…Continue
Today SCBWI's own Ruth Eastham guest blogs over on Absolute Vanilla about how photography inspires her writing. There are also two copies of Ruth's fantastic new novel, The Messenger Bird, being given away.
I read The Messenger Bird in one sitting - unusual for me - but it really was that "unputdownable" - pacy, gripping and an action packed adventure, it's well worth the read and will definitely appeal to children aged 10 and older.
But I'll leave it to Ruth to tell you how…Continue
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My thoughts on encouraging reluctant readers based on my experience with my son. Find it here at http://authorontheedge.blogspot.co.uk
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There are few places in the world imbued with such a strong sense of myth and magic as Ireland. So when I “met” children’s author, Che Golden, on Facebook and then discovered she’d recently published the first book in a trilogy which is brimful of Irish folklore, I knew I had to read it.
And what a read The Feral Child was. A dark, gripping and pacy adventure, filled with vivid, often frightening, richness, The Feral Child is a book I could have finished in an evening, but put aside…Continue
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Having made the 5.45 Tuesday morning train to Leeds with 2 over-sized suitcases, a couple of pasting board tables, 3 large bags and a totally helpful assistant for the day, Sue, we dived into our doorstopper sandwiches and configured the route from the station to the Carers Trust Conference venue - Park Plaza. Not even as difficult as choosing the sandwich content ... it was directly across the road!
I just wanted to say thanks to Blackpool Carers for inviting me along and letting me…Continue
Who are the gatekeepers in the world of publishing and do we even need them anymore?
Added by Nick Cross on May 4, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
I regularly hear my writer pals berate themselves for not getting on with their writing. They may feel they’re wasting time, they may think they’re slacking if they aren’t churning out words every single day. There’s this constantly nagging voice, it seems, screeching “Write, write, you must write at all costs or it will be hellfire and brimstone for you, you filthy slacker!” Perhaps it’s that Protestant work ethic on speed?
I know all the advice says you must write every day. But the…Continue
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