BLOG BREAK Poems and Procrastination

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

Although I designated the last Blog Break as a lockdown special, here we still are! So inevitably, this selection of posts reflects that...

As the initial shock subsides, a number of our bloggers have been trying to adjust to these turbulent times. I loved reading how Chitra Soundar has adapted her behaviour to keep herself sane, while also pouring her energy into stories and poems which make sense of the COVID-19 crisis.

Sally Poyton's lockdown coping technique is one that is normally frowned upon - targeted procrastination!

A wonderful sense of compassion permeates the best blog posts at the moment, and Vanessa Harbour's latest instalment of her Writing is Hard series has compassion to spare, especially if you're feeling daunted by how much everyone else seems to be achieving during lockdown.

This one could be contentious. Here's Tracy Darnton with a lockdown craft suggestion for making sculptures out of old books.

Sally Poyton is back for a second time! Her new procrastination activity involves entertaining her kids (and us) with a story sack challenge.

Finally, here's a rare post that isn't about lockdown. Paul Morton gets his turn as an interviewee at Madge Eekal Reviews, talking to Zoe Cookson about his fabulously froggy new book Bug Belly - Babysitting Trouble.


*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.

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