BLOG BREAK Awards and Rewards

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

As writers, we have to trust what our gut is telling us, even when that instinct isn't what we'd hoped. Here's Vanessa Harbour recounting a painful choice she had to make about two recent novels.

Ann Brady has also been listening to her body, and in this case it was telling her to step off the treadmill and take time out to be with her writing.

Meanwhile, Claire Watts has just finished a project - hooray! But now she's faced with the tyranny of the Blank Sheet.

Lu Hersey is thinking about the power of landscape in a reflective blog post that gets to the heart of what's important to her as a writer.

Apparently Maisie Chan does do geometry, but according to the title of her middle grade novel, Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths. Here's Maisie being interviewed by fellow SCBWI-BI member Sarah Broadley at My Book Corner.

To celebrate Empathy Day earlier this month, Rachael Davis compiled a great list of five picture books (and one graphic novel) which can help instil empathy in kids.

So you've written a soon-to-be-award-winning picture book, except no-one seems keen on giving it an actual award? Never fear, here is Pete Frederick to the rescue. His Blogling Awards Programme presents the opportunity to customise an award just for you. Look, here's one I made for myself:


*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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