BLOG BREAK Tolerance and Trilogies

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

Taking his lead from Juno Dawson, Garry Parsons offers us This Blog Post is Gay, a review of picture books which encourage tolerance and celebrate our individual differences.

Where does inspiration come from? It's a frequently asked question (by non-writers) and tricky to answer. But here is Sally Poyton, bravely letting us peer into the strange parts of her brain that generate her story ideas.

James Nicol has just published the third and final part of his debut trilogy. So, what better time to write a blog post for My Book Corner about the twists and turns of his writing career thus far?

Book prize committees have an air of mystery about them, but in reality, they're just a group of people who really, really love books. Elizabeth Dulemba takes us behind the scenes of the judging for the Scottish Book Trust Bookbug scheme, showing how they settled on the final two picture books.

What really goes on between a picture book author and an illustrator? Well, less than you might think since publishers tend to own the relationship. But there can be unexpected cross-fertilisation, as Chitra Soundar tells us in her blog post for Picture Book Den.

To avoid conflict of interest, I never include my own blog posts in the Blog Break. However, Rowena House publicly demanded on Facebook that I mention my latest missive, so here it is: The Thrill of the Chase - My Quest for the Perfect Agent.


*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 is The Thrill of the Chase - My Quest for the Perfect Agent

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