BLOG BREAK Topical Tales

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

To kick us off, here's a great post from Clare Helen Welsh about creating strong picture book characters.
It's time for a chat. Or rather, it's time for Tracy Darnton's super-helpful tips on writing effective dialogue.
How do we talk to children about war? Can books help us? Chitra Soundar explores this sadly topical subject in her post for Picture Book Den.
Claire Watts has always loved fairy tales, but she never expected to write a whole book about them! Her blog post dives into her inspirations and creative process.
Someone else who is doing something she didn't expect is Lu Hersey, who finds herself adapting her own book into a screenplay in less than a month. Suddenly, NaNoWriMo sounds positively straightforward!

Since it's Mother's Day (or at least it was when this article was published), why not celebrate with Catherine Friess's introduction to some inspiring picturebook mums.

*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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