Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Monday, 29 September 2014
My name is Sue and I'm addicted to research. There. I've said it. With me, research knows no bounds. There is no time that I can't fill with research.
I'm currently writing a story set in the late Victorian period. Although it's fiction, I like to be as accurate as possible, and this is where the research comes in. I recently signed up for an online course – Investigating Victorians with the University of Oxford – which took me away from my writing for ten weeks. Was that time away wasted? Nope. Was it worth it? Oh, yes! You see, research can lead to finding just the right detail that not only lifts your story off the page, but also gives you a real understanding of the conditions of the time, and that can only inform your story.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Whilst, I’m mentally packing my bags – what should I wear to this year’s party? Gads, must sort a Halloween-themed frock of some kind; mustn’t forget the Crystal Kite (it weighs a ton!) and must find time to write a speech at some point – mostly I’m SO excited about what we’re offering.
Here on the sofa at W&P Towers, excitement is building as we're about to enter our conference month. Yes folks this year the 2014 conference fringe ( The Friday Night Critique) is on Friday October 31st, spooky!
Saturday, 27 September 2014
This Conference Scholarship was set up in memory of Margaret’s life as a children’s writer and illustrator and her large contribution to SCBWI British Isles.