BLOG BREAK Farmers and Foodstuffs

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

Clare Helen Welsh kicks us off this week with a great article about animals in picture books, and the pros and cons of using them vs. human characters.

A surprising amount of children's books about coronavirus have already been released, both from traditional publishers and enterprising independents. Kelley Donner rounds up ten of the best.

Elsewhere, Teri Terry has launched her own book Dark Blue Rising during lockdown. Her blog for Notes from the Slushpile has some great tips on how to use virtual events and publicity to your advantage.

What do you do when you get rejected? Catherine Rosevear relies on an unexpected foodstuff.

More picture books now, as Chitra Soundar plots out the hero's journey for her character Farmer Falgu, and hopefully solves your plot problems in the process!

Finally, here's Tamsin Cooke grappling with an issue I seem to be having myself recently - over-planning a story.


*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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