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Surprises!

September 11th, 2015

simon-whaley-blogIn October 2003 my first book, One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human was published by Hodder & Stoughton. I never dreamed that twelve years on this first book project of mine would still be delivering surprises, especially after the surprises it gave me at the start of its life. Its initial print run of 10,000 copies was snapped up by book retailers within the first two weeks, and by December 2003 it was on the UK bestseller lists. Within the space of three months the publishers had printed over 100,000 copies. Read the rest of this entry »




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How to Write a Children’s Story – Top Ten Tips

September 7th, 2015

LittleGirlPaintHandsSML-blogThis is an endearing little clip. The ten tips are pretty basic but they’re none the worse for that.  What I really like about it is the way that it’s illustrated. There’s no talking head taking centre stage.  Instead, drawings and cut outs are used to show the points. They are simple but clever and because the tips are brief you have plenty of time to look at, and enjoy, the way it’s done. Read the rest of this entry »




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Are Women Really From Venus and Men From Mars?

September 4th, 2015

boyd-blogFirst, thanks to Iain for last Friday’s blog. I hope you enjoyed it and that it made you smile. I’ve worked with Iain for more years than I care to remember and he’s one of the most accomplished people I know for injecting humour into his writing. You don’t always have to be looking for a belly laugh from your audience – a sly chuckle is often just as good. And, you shouldn’t have to try too hard – it should come naturally from your material and your turn of phrase. Read the rest of this entry »




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