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Once Upon A Time

December 3rd, 2014

Grimm-blogHave you ever written anything really good? Well, once upon a time there were two brothers called Jacob and Wilhelm and, way back in 1812, they published a collection of stories which was destined to become really, really famous. They were, of course, the Brothers Grimm, and the Fairy Tales which have borne their name for the past two hundred years are now known all over the world. The 156 stories in their first edition included Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White, tales which went on to become the cornerstone of one of the twentieth century’s mightiest storytelling corporations; tales which will surely be with us for hundreds of years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Farewell to a Great Storyteller

September 29th, 2014

Minnie-the-Minx-blogAs far as I’m aware, British children’s comics are unique in the world. Without the glitz of their American counterparts, the depth of French Bandes Dessinés or the complexity of Japanese Manga, they’re a bit like Bread and Butter Pudding or ‘Kiss Me Quick’ hats – you just don’t find them anywhere else. From their pages have come characters like Desperate Dan, Beryl the Peril, and the Bash Street Kids. And where some of these have been going since the 1930s (with a few achieving world-wide fame) generally the artists and writers who made them have remained anonymous – unnamed and unknown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Should I Write for Children?

July 2nd, 2014

If writing a children’s book is something you’ve never really thought about, then now might be the time to start! The children’s book market offers a huge range of opportunities for new writers, and if you think you’re up to the challenge then it could be the best decision you ever make. But what is it that makes writing for children so rewarding? Read the rest of this entry »

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Ten Top Tips for Children’s Writers

June 9th, 2014

Children’s books might seem like an easy way to get started and get your first book published, but it really isn’t as simple as it looks. Madeline L’Engle, the author of “A Wrinkle in Time” once said:

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”  

And this couldn’t be more true! If you feel like you have what it takes to write for children, take a look at our top tips for children’s writers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Writing Competitions Galore!

April 4th, 2014

First, thanks to Allie for last week’s blog. The five points she touches on may be necessary for ‘high-concept’ stories but I think they are all essential for just about everything creative that you write! What do you think? Read the rest of this entry »

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