BLOG BREAK Routine and Reality

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

Fiona Barker has dropped in to the Story Snug site to talk with Catherine Friess about her beautiful new picture book Setsuko and the Song of the Sea (illustrated by Howard Gray).

Catherine Rosevear has first-draft-itis. I'd have told her that there's an ointment you can get for that, except it turns out this affliction is a good thing.

If there's one subject that remains ever-contentious, it's celebrity children's authors. With his blog post, Pete Frederick is wading into the discussion, but also trying to maintain some perspective!

Liz Flanagan's latest article is technically more of a video than a blog post, but you do get an hour of Liz and her editor Rosie Fickling talking frankly about the reality of their jobs, and how they work together to publish books.

Finally, have you ever wondered how prolific authors maintain their work rates? In a post for A Very Big Blog Adventure, Tracy Darnton discovers that their lives and writing routines are somewhat different from her own.


*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 finds him Mixing it Up - Challenging My Unconscious Biases to Add Diversity to My Writing

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