Friday, 22 May 2015
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Alex English reports back from the 2015 SCBWI Writers' Retreat at Dunford House, deep in the Hampshire countryside.
When I'd first gone on the SCBWI writers' retreat in 2013, I'd arrived with a blank notebook and no idea what I'd write. I came away with the first 1,000 words of a middle-grade novel set in a Venetian pizzeria. Now, in 2015, I arrived at the writers' retreat with the goal of finishing what I'd started two years ago. Unfazed by the fact I'd forgotten my laptop lead, I cracked out my fountain pen for a long weekend of low-tech writing bliss.
Pulse comes to the North WestSCBWI is delighted to announce our new partnership with the Manchester Children's Book Festival; a partnership that launches our Pulse presence in the North West and brings with it a range of opportunities designed to support the professional development of our published members. Over the next few weeks we'll be telling you more about Pulse and how the team are working with the Networks to expand activity, but in the interim here's a taste of what's happening in the North West. The events are designed to be of interest to both published and none published members.
Trailblazer Panel Event - What is the Worth of Creating for Children?
Friday 26th June - 5-6pm pm–
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
By Catriona Tippin.
|Grammar bug - |
The Comma Butterfly
Here’s a look at proofreading your commas.This isn’t a complete grammar lesson on weak interruptions, non-restrictive relative clauses and all that jazz. It’s a reminder of four of the main uses of commas and some hints on errors to spot.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015
The cowboy style expression is a variation of the old English greeting 'How d'ye do?' I've often wondered ' How do I do what?' in reply. It's an endlessly fascinating topic ...