Names matter. Whether they are quirky and memorable, or simply a way of embodying the dullness of a character, it is important to get it right. Some authors, like Ernest Hemingway, use simple names and don't feel that unusual or extraordinary names are key to an outstanding … [Read more...] about Names matter: choosing the right name for your characters
You might think that writing a picture book will be easy… but you’d be wrong. Writing picture books for children is a remarkably competitive area. It’s also one of the trickiest forms of writing to get right. Generally speaking, picture books use very few words and have very … [Read more...] about How To Write a Picture Book For Children & Young Readers
Heather is the author of ‘Adventurous Spirit’, a memoir chronicling her life through its many challenges. You will see, below, that I’ve asked Heather to tell us a bit about herself… don’t be fooled by her modest coverage of her achievements. Heather is a warrior; a life loving, … [Read more...] about Author Interview – Heather Hawkins
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Tia is a regular contributor on our Facebook page and she willingly took up the 'Christmas Dreaming' writing challenge that I set a few days ago. I posted the following photos and suggested that my talented writers use the images as writing inspirations – to write a 1000-word (or … [Read more...] about Christmas Dreaming…and writing challenges!