So a few weeks ago I did a blog '2012 year of the Fairy Tale' about the abundance of fairy tale adaptations and re-working due to come out in 2012, (which is incidentally the year 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Grimm’s Fairytales). Well it turns out there’s a whole load more so here’s a quick round up……
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The photocopiabe resource helps you to create useful resources for your students.
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In which the impending New Year causes me to dream about changing the World (pause for maniacal laughter):
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A festive peek at some rather unusual areas of Father Christmas's postbag:
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How having writing friends can keep you sane, and help your writing...
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Here's something to accompany any book you're giving for Christmas:
Will Smith's introduction to the'2005 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards'
Running and Reading
"I’m going to tell you something that I want you to remember for the rest of your lives.
Ok, I want you to listen closely.
I’m giving you the key to…Continue
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Today it's the turn of the Oxford SCBWI crit group...
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Kathy Evans and I are blogging about the pains and pleasures of being "almost there" over at Notes from the Slushpile today:
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Sorry, just trying to see where this ends up (test)
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The 2011 SCBWI British Isles Conference was an incredible success. Read all about it in our Conference Round-up Report:
I just posted my December newsletter, including information about an online "Writing Children's Books" workshop, and gift vouchers for manuscript critiquing and mentoring.
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The Writing Bug, gets you young. You can try denying it, but it'll get you in the end...
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I'm just starting to approach publishers and agents with four picture book ideas. I'm well used to approaching publishers as an illustrator, but the writer bit is new to me.
Any help or advice on that score would be gratefully received. I wonder if anyone might be able to help, or point me in the right direction please?
Also advice needed on marketing yourself electronically: on websites, blogs, twitter, etc, I haven't got much of a…
This week, I'm skiving off - I've got YA author, Nicola Morgan, to be my guest blogger. Nicola, like so many other authors whose books have gone out of print decided to self publish her 2002 debut novel, Mondays are Red, as an ebook. In her post she talks about the power of language to change minds. When you get down to thinking about it, it's a fascinating topic which also reinforces the old lesson that showing is so much better than telling.
To read more, please go to…Continue
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So the announcement is out, so here is my blog, from a long-lister, who didn't quite make the Anthology. It’s my congratulations to all those who did make it through to UV12, and my heart felt commiserations to the other long-lister’s who also didn't quite make the last hurdle! And not forgetting a thank you to all the organisers and judges! …Continue
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The waiting is over! Full news release and winners' details here:
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