I'm going... It's my first book fair as an author. I feel sick. I feel excited... and apprehensive. I feel it all and it worries me that I will get there and freeze. People will move past my table because I will be hiding behind a poster of a dragon. To make matters worse this… Continue reading Rhondda Book Fair
Trying to make sense of age ranges and writing for children.
I really do. When I get an idea I sit down and write a plan. It normally starts as one sentence which I expand to a paragraph and then I start to think about semantics. How does this world exist? Sometimes that is an easy ask, like the WIP which is set completely in one… Continue reading Research is the pits… but I love it…
This post has come about from the daily prompt but they have asked for a post about personalities... But the title from the Grinch got me thinking about picture books. Particularly as I'm putting one together myself at the moment. 'How the Grinch stole christmas' by Dr Seuss is a picture book that has been… Continue reading You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch
I have an idea for a picture book. Even the illustrations are starting to come about. But for some unknown reason I keep downgrading it. "It's only a picture book." "It's not literature, just writing for children." "I'm only writing for children." Why do I keep doing that? I love what I'm doing and it… Continue reading Picture Books and writing for children
I draw. Normally Welsh Life but I can draw and paint almost any subject. My forte is animal and people portraits. Except I am not earning money at it. I used to but I stopped because I found it difficult to see the original leave. My workshop is surrounded by my art and I love… Continue reading Shall I illustrate my stories?
I am studying children's writing for the critical essay and something comes up in one of my workshops. Are some of the subjects too adult for the age range? I start to look. What subjects are taboo? And I have found the answer - none. You can write about anything for children, it's the way… Continue reading Dissertation 6