BLOG BREAK Emotions and Resolutions

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

We're back after a two month break, and there are lots of blog posts to talk about. Let's start with a list of fun stuff for the year, as Clare Helen Welsh shares her 22 Picture Books to Look Forward to in 2022.

A Twitter pitch party might seem, from the outside, like a scary free-for-all. But Kate Peridot has some sage advice on how to take part and get noticed.

Celebrations are all fun and games, right? Well, until they're not. Chitra Soundar blogs for Picture Book Den about how celebrations in picture books can be a source of high emotion and life experience for young children.

If you're looking for an extra income stream (and let's be honest, who isn't), Juliet Clare Bell is blogging about her positive experience with Royal Literary Fund Fellowships.

It's not quite the end of January, but Sally Poyton is already reflecting on her New Year resolutions. Maybe this year is about less, not more!

To finish, let's ask the question: "Who am I writing for?" OK, I'm writing for you, the Words & Pictures reader, obvs. But more generally, Claire Watts is considering the different audiences and gatekeepers that a writer needs to keep in mind for their children's book.


*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.

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