BLOG BREAK Angst and Author Visits

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

OK, I know there aren't any school visits at the moment, or even many children in school! But it would be a shame to miss Clare Helen Welsh's excellent and comprehensive My Book Corner post about author visits. Read it today and then bookmark it for later!

Over at Picture Book Den, Fiona Barker is looking past our current pandemic issues to focus on picture books with an environmental theme.

I can't be the only one having an existential crisis at the moment. Actually, I'm definitely not, because here's Ellie Rose McKee anxiously reflecting on life, publishing and whether it's worth trying to carve out a legacy as a writer.

A slightly happier publishing journey now, but not one without its challenges. B B Taylor talks about her book The Vigilante Tooth Fairy and how she's coping with having her book birthday in lockdown.

Tamsin Cooke is someone else making lemons into lemonade. Her post for An Awfully Big Blog Adventure finds her raising a toast to all those beloved stories that may never see the light of day.

OK, that's enough angst. There's never been a better time to lose yourself in creating a story, but you may be having some trouble getting started. Sally Poyton's post is ostensibly about helping children to become storytellers, but her fun advice could work for anyone.


*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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