BLOG BREAK Greatest Hits and Philosophical Bits

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

Picture book writer/illustrator Paeony Lewis is taking a break from blogging, so she presents us with something of a "greatest hits" compilation in her latest post. Check it out for a wealth of picture book wisdom.

Should you celebrate only the major milestones, like getting an agent, publishing deal or award? Of course not! Tamsin Cooke tells us how we can go about Celebrating the Tiniest Successes.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is getting all poetic in her latest blog post, sharing her favourite children's poetry books in honour of National Poetry Day.

What's in a name? Alex English has lots of ideas for helping writers find the perfect character name, in her post for An Awfully Big Blog Adventure.

Natascha Biebow is getting philosophical in her latest post for Picture Book Den, delving into the creative process and how we can make it work better for us when telling stories.

Finally, the Editor of Words & Pictures has demanded that I include the recent blog post that I wrote with my agent, Heather Cashman. In it, we explore the mysterious world of comp titles, and how you can use them to supercharge your agent submission letters.


*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 post sees him teaming up with his agent Heather Cashman, for an investigation of the value of comp titles.

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