Friday, 28 April 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017
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
Monday, 24 April 2017
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.
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
Friday, 21 April 2017
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Photo Credit: Helen Moss
On Saturday 11th March, I attended my first SCBWI event: 'A Self-Publishing Discussion with Debra J Edwards and Camilla Chester' in Cambridge.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Sunday, 16 April 2017
Friday, 14 April 2017
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
|Photo by Naomi Woddis|
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
|Logo by Melany Pietersen|
Almost two decades after the word "weblog" was first coined, with social media ever more picture and video focused, the humble blog can sometimes feel like a relic from the past. But I'm pleased to see that lots of our SCBWI-BI members still view them as an important form of self-expression. Let's celebrate that and read some blogs!
Monday, 10 April 2017
Most children are fascinated by volcanoes. They are huge and hot and noisy. They can spew out brightly coloured lava and an eruption is full of mindless violence and spectacle . . .
Sunday, 9 April 2017
The gift of a story is one of the most wonderful things you can give someone, which is why SCBWI is spreading the love and power of reading with the SCBWI Books for Readers campaign this summer. Words & Pictures Co-editor Ellie Brough explains.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Featured Illustrator Gallery.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
picture book masterclass which focused on making your picture book character's motivation clear.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
|Illustration by Louisa Glancy|