BLOG BREAK Inspiration and Perspiration

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

Because of publication schedules, the last Blog Break narrowly missed featuring Juliet Clare Bell's Picture Book Den post about suddenly realising at the age of fifty that she has ADHD. So if you haven't read it, now's your chance.

Looking for some unexpected inspiration? Lu Hersey is Playing Writer Snakes and Ladders with Twitter (which is about as random and entertaining as it sounds).

I'm all for taking on a challenge, but Pete Frederick's successful quest
to write 30 original stories in half a year does sound like a mammoth endeavour. (I, by comparison, am still working on the same story I was working on six months ago, and the six months before that!)

The editorial process can be confusing to the uninitiated, with its many rounds focusing on different aspects of a manuscript. So here's Claire Watts to the rescue with a blog post all about it.

Like many of us, Claire Fayers does not have a perfectly located writing environment. How can she optimise it for best results?


*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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