BLOG BREAK Smashing Stereotypes and Bouncing for Britain

Nick Cross presents his fortnightly selection of must-read blogs.

When I put out a call on Facebook for new SCBWI-BI bloggers, you responded in droves! So it's your own fault that this week's Blog Break is so stuffed ;-)

Sophie Anderson has written a smashing post for the Waterstones blog. It's not only a good read, but also about smashing up fairy tale stereotypes. Hi-ya!

Ever worried that you spend too much time talking to yourself? Then why not get a rubber duck or an origami crane like Kelly McCaughrain?

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is lucky enough to have been selected for the Penguin Random House WriteNow mentoring programme. Her blog post is a great summary of what's happened to her on the scheme over the last year.

I cannot tell a lie, and that's why I'm recommending Natascha Biebow's post for Picture Book Den, which is all about telling stories by making up a bunch of fibs!

If ever there was a blog post crying out for an accompanying GIF, it's Natalie Perry's inventive combination of writing and fitness. Welcome to the Pomodoro Technique with added trampolines!

Finally, the "writer's journey" is one of those clichés that persists because it's true. No less than three of our bloggers have been reflecting on their journeys and responding in their own unique ways. Natalie Yates is counting her blessings, Meredith Vigh is trying to focus on her own journey (because comparing yourself to others can be deceptive), and Catherine Rosevear has a fun sci-fi take on her future legacy.


Feature image: Blog Break logo by Nick Cross

Nick Cross is Words & Pictures' Blog Network Editor. An Undiscovered Voices winner, he both writes and illustrates for children, and was honours winner of the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction.

Nick also blogs for Notes from the Slushpile. His most recent blog post finds him walking a writing tightrope - Don't Look Down!

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