Thursday, 31 July 2014

Literary Agent, Lindsey Fraser on Submitting & The Edinburgh Book Fest 2014

Sarah Broadley
www.fraserross.co.uk
As a volunteer with SCBWI British Isles, South East Scotland, I was privileged to be given the chance to interview one of Scotland's leading literary agents, Lindsey Fraser from Fraser Ross Associates based in Edinburgh.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Debut Author Series: Jeannie Waudby

The Learning Curve - Insights from Debut Authors 


Nicky Schmidt

Photo by Erica Abi-Karam

For many the road to publication is long and fraught. For others, a publishing deal comes relatively easily. Those who are still trudging the path may find it hard to imagine what it’s like to be a debut author, and authors with a few books to their name may only dimly recall the original experience. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 29th July

Hello there - a new voice on your Ten-Minute Blog break this week: Nick Cross has mysteriously transmogrified into a Yorkshire lass. The blog posts that caught my imagination all feature creativity - an essential for all of us.


Monday, 28 July 2014

The Debut Author Series: Liz De Jager

The Learning Curve - Insights from Debut Authors

Nicky Schmidt


For many the road to publication is long and fraught. For others, a publishing deal comes relatively easily. Those who are still trudging the path may find it hard to imagine what it’s like to be a debut author, and authors with a few books to their name may only dimly recall the original experience.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Chalkface Challenge 2014: The Shadowing Results

We know who won The Chalkface Challenge 2014 - congratulations again to Jill Atkins for Elrac and the Konkipong Tree  but whose entries were sent with Jill's to the Shadow Judges? And did our shadows choose the same winner as the children?

Dashing Off

After last week's excitement of The Chalkface Challenge Winner, Jill Atkins - (do go and read Jill's winning entry - it's what 7-9 year old readers LOVE) and Nick's excellent takeover on this spot, at 6pm we have the Chalkface Shadow Results.
It's the most interesting part of the competition and highlights what we all know: that to a great extent, judgements about our work are subjective. The shadow judges would like to have picked the same as the children - check in at 6pm to find out if they did.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Blow Your Own Trumpet!

...or trombone!
Last year Nick said.... 

"We do have the Celebrations column on Words & Pictures, but what about a celebrations forum for lesser achievements – finishing a book say, or even a particularly difficult chapter?" 

So here it is…

 again!