Saturday, 31 January 2015
Good Morning Words and Pictures. I would just like to say a great big enormous 'thank you' to Jan Carr for everything she's done for this fabulous blog of ours. And what better way to do so, than to ask those who've worked with her over the last couple of years to say a few words...
Friday, 30 January 2015
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Christmas feels like a distant memory. But before it sinks without a trace beneath the mists of time, here is one last brief reminder of those far-off festivities.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a scene; your heroine de jour, Kim Kardashian, is a top secret agent about to save the world as we know it. Kim’s been formulating in your mind for months now – the strawberry blonde hair, the butterfly tattoo on her left knee – but you suddenly have a fluttering sensation at the back of your mind. Haven’t I heard that name somewhere before?
Sunday, 25 January 2015
I don't know if it really was Girl Online, Zoe Suggs who first said 'say yes more to things to enjoy life more' but I'm told by daughter 2 who's been dubbed the Queen of Improv by her youth theatre, that the first rule of improvisation is that you should never say 'No' to someone's suggestion. I'm sure you can think of many instances when it is actually good to say no but I'm with Girl Online and daughter 2 on that generally, 'Yes' is more fun.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Monday, 19 January 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Friday, 16 January 2015
Illustrator Coordinator Anne-Marie Perks has worked tirelessly for illustrators in the SCBWI British Isles Chapter since its inception. As the recipient of this year's Outstanding Contribution Award, Loretta Schauer and Bridget Strevens talk to Anne-Marie about her work and memories.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
December is a fantastic time of year to reflect on what you have achieved in the last twelve months as a writer or illustrator. As it’s the end of the year, South East Scotland's members arrived in Edinburgh on Saturday 6 December ready to discuss our topic, 'Not the last word in endings'.
By Sarah Broadley
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Thursday, 8 January 2015
2015 promises to be an inspiring year, and Words and Pictures is proud to welcome a fresh new artist as our first Featured Illustrator of the year. Sarah Palmer is a graduate of the MA course in Children's Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, and one of the illustration winners of last year's Undiscovered Voices. See more of her work on the Featured Illustrator Gallery.
A Sunday afternoon in December is always a good time for a SCBWI social so that’s what a group of us in the North West did.
We met in the café of the beautiful John Rylands library on Deansgate, more or less opposite the branch of Waterstone’s where many a crit group has gathered before.
This proved to be an ideal venue. Not too busy and a little way away from the bustle of the Christmas markets. Those who fancied a glass of wine could indulge whilst those of us who had to drive could keep safe with a luxurious hot chocolate or a fine coffee. And then there was cake, of course. Writers and cake. A common combination.
|A bit of a tea-party?|
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
The Learning Curve - Insights from Debut Authors
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.