BLOG BREAK Awards and Autographs

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

How do you create an unreliable narrator? Might I be one? And if so, how can you trust anything I say? At least one of these questions is answered in Kelly McCaughrain's excellent post on the subject.

Vanessa Harbour is finally a published debut author (well done, Vanessa), so she's celebrating with a post about what she's learnt so far.

A couple of our bloggers have been busy judging awards recently. I loved seeing the stacks of books that Elizabeth Dulemba is collating for the Margaret Wise Brown Prize. Meanwhile, Clare Helen Welsh has been doing sterling work selecting some amazing young writers to be winners of the Leukaemia Cancer Society's story competition.

When we do creative things, we pick up lots of transferable knowledge. Tracy Darnton reviews picture books for My Book Corner, and that's also where she's talking about how picture books help her to write YA novels.

Finally, here's Tamsin Cooke being interviewed by Zoe Cookson for Madge Eekal Reviews. I especially enjoyed the story of her encounter with a young autograph hunter ...


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 has advice for writers of fiction set within living memory: How to Keep Nostalgia in the Past.

1 comment:

  1. Really appreciate the time you put into getting your blog together - thanks


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