Tag Archives: children’s writing

World’s Fastest Rejection?

I’ve written a picture book text called The First Time… a (hopefully) humorous story which will help to reassure young children regarding their first trip to the dentist’s. The pictures show the reality of a nice friendly surgery, and the … Continue reading

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Bad Guys

One theme that’s been cropping up quite often lately in the manuscripts I’ve been getting for the writers’ advisory services I work for, is the subject of characterisation – and particularly the villains of the piece. I work mostly on … Continue reading

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Interview with Lou Treleaven

I stumbled upon Lou’s blog by chance quite some time ago. It will be of interest to all writers, but particularly those writing for children. Among other things, her section on children’s publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts is an extremely useful … Continue reading

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Progress Report

I originally only started this blog because I’m a writer and I kept hearing that writers have to have a blog. Thus it occurred to me the other day that I ought to keep my eager followers more regularly apprised … Continue reading

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Picture Book Texts

Continuing the recent theme of advice on writing for children, here’s a brief look at the very youngest age group. This ranges from babies up to around five years, and most books in this genre are aimed at children who … Continue reading

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The Craziest Day

Tuesday was the weirdest and most ridiculous day of my writing career to date – in a nice way. One of my faults is that I have a butterfly mind and tend to keep switching from project to project depending … Continue reading

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