Saturday, 29 April 2017

Opening Lines: with Lindsey Fraser

Opening Lines welcomes agent Lindsey Fraser from Fraser Ross Associates #1!

What grabs the reader’s attention? What draws you in and makes you want to read on? We’re delighted to welcome Lindsey Fraser to Opening Lines. In a blossom-like flurry of busy-ness, Lindsey has generously commented on all the entries you submitted in March. That’s 17 in all! The first three are here. Come back every Saturday until early June to catch the rest. Thanks a million, Lindsey, for your insight and encouragement!

Friday, 28 April 2017

Lines of Intent, by Anna Willett


Anna Willett is a trained graphic designer and illustrator. At present she is currently writing and working on personal projects including a comic book and several picture books. She lives in Leicestershire with her two children.
Twitter: @anna_m_willett

Thursday, 27 April 2017

'Who's Afraid of the Big Techy Wolf' Event Report

On a beautiful sunny day in March a group of intrepid writers and illustrators from SCBWI South East Scotland met together to conquer their fear of the technological unknown.
Here, Network Coordinator and Event Organiser, Sarah Broadley tells us more about the event and offers us some excellent technological advice.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 25th April

Logo by Melany Pietersen
Nick Cross writes:
Welcome back to the Blog Break. Hopefully, you saw the Words & Pictures editorial a couple of days ago, but if not:


Thank you.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Ask a Picture Book Editor

Picture books that make us laugh!

Whether it’s a giggle or a guffaw, a chuckle or a chortle, there’s no denying that everyone LOVES to laugh. But how can you help ensure that your funny texts are going to make your readers smile and become a firm favourite?

Here are some top tips to consider when writing a funny picture book.

Debut Diaries–One Year On: Sue Wallman

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 Sue Wallman, author of YA psychological thrillers Lying about Last Summer and See How They Lie, to join her for Afternoon Tea. After a whirlwind post-debut year, it’s a chance for Sue to put her feet up, and share her insights over a cuppa and some carefully chosen sweet treats, which reflect the mood of the months following life after debut.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

FROM YOUR EDITORS The Crystal Kite Awards 2017

It’s Crystal Kite time, folks! Get reading and voting for your faves. Words & Pictures Co-editor, Claire Watts, explains what it’s all about and how you can vote.