BLOG BREAK Degrees of Difficulty

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

The must-read for me this week is Sally Poyton's post addressing and debunking myths about being a writer with dyslexia. It's a real eye-opener if you thought that getting published couldn't be any more difficult that it already is...

Barbara Henderson's blog post giving a tour around Scotland in 50 children's books is so comprehensive that I feel a little exhausted now! And with lockdown easing, us non-Scots might even be able to visit some of the places featured!

Is it worth doing a creative writing degree? As a senior lecturer, Vanessa Harbour freely admits that she is partisan on the subject, but is also able to clearly argue what you might get out of it.

Ever wondered about copyright notices - what they are and whether you need one on your work? Ann Brady has all your questions covered.

Finally, the prologue. Wait, is that the wrong way round? Anyway, Kelly McCaughrain is investigating a disturbing case of prologue avoidance.


*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 asks: What if this is the Last Book You’ll Ever Write?

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