BLOG BREAK Sniggering and Silliness

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

I'll admit to more than my fair share of childish sniggering at Sally Poyton's latest story sack post. Containing more uses of the word "poo" than any blog post I've recommended before, Sally creates two unique story sacks based on The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his Business.

Who hasn't been tagged in one of those "List your 587 favourite things" posts on Facebook? (actually, no-one bothers to tag me anymore, because I never do them). But, instead of giving a kneejerk response, Claire Watts has taken to her blog to talk about her seven favourite children's books in more detail.

Although we can't promote non-SCBWI writing courses on Words & Pictures, you might be interested in Ellie Rose McKee's post, in which she offers an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of writing advice on a popular streamed learning platform.

After 2020 so far, we're probably all a bit bored/frustrated/sad/anxious (delete as applicable). So here's some random silliness from Tamsin Cooke, who imagines a brand new gameshow for children's authors.

Talking of random silliness, when I saw Rashmi Sirdeshpande's blog post about The Lockdown Kidslit Band recording a song to celebrate independent bookshops, I feared the worst. But then I clicked on the video, and was amazed at how very musical and accomplished it all is. And look! There's my local bookshop! And look! There's Mo O'Hara making her cat dance! Etc...


*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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