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Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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What goes on within the mind of a writer? If we could travel inside, Fantastic Voyage style, would we see thousands of neurons firing in orderly sequence or just a load of Numskulls running around, randomly throwing letters into wheelie bins? Our first blogger offers us the next best thing - a journey into her notepad...
Monday, 27 February 2017
Afternoon Tea with Tizzie
Welcome to Debut Diaries–One Year On, where SCBWI-UK members share their highs (hopefully lots of these) and lows (hopefully less of these) of the post-publication year.
This month, Tizzie welcomes Kathryn Evans, author of the Carnegie-nominated More Of Me, to join her for Afternoon Tea.
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Last week, the Carnegie Medal longlist was announced and not a single black, Asian or minority ethnic author made the cut. Words & Pictures Co-editor, Ellie Brough, discusses the response to this snub.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
We’re very excited that writer Denise Deegan, a member of the SCBWI Ireland chapter, has won the 2016 SCBWI Spark Award for her young adult historical novel of love and war, Through the Barricades. The picture book winners are writer Kara Levin and illustrator Vlada Soshkina for Soldier.
“These are both excellent examples of self-publishing, which we hope will help raise the bar on this aspect of our field.” - Lin Oliver, Co-Founder of the SCBWI
Along with the Spark book seal, each winner has opportunities to promote the book through the SCBWI and to attend a conference tuition-free! SCBWI Ireland’s Regional Advisor, Colleen Jones interviewed Denise for Words & Pictures.
Friday, 24 February 2017
SCBWI is full of heroes who sacrifice their time and energy to keep things running. Some volunteers can appear quite anonymous, working busily behind the scenes, and the Illustration Committee is no exception. So we asked all 10 members to get their pens out, sketch a self-portrait and explain a little of what we do, and why we do it.