All writers hit a wall – a metaphorical one, I mean. Though some might hit a wall on a really frustrating day. But the important thing is to know when to push on with a project and when to put the writing aside. People have deadlines. I get that. But creative writers with some time … More When to put writing aside to improve it
Quick note! If you’re interested in writing, illustrating, translating or publishing books for kids, take note that Bologna’s children’s book fair is going online this month, running from 14th to 17th June. Registration is open. You can already book into virtual events. Enjoy! Divertiti!
As we edge into summer, I can’t help but think of a Finnish island I often visit in books. The island was the summer stomping ground of Tove Jansson, the fiercely creative artist and author of the Moomins books that both children and adults still cherish. In her books and letters – see Letters from … More Books – Tove Jansson’s island summers
When I’m not writing children’s fiction I love reading it. So recently I’ve been looking for new and old children’s books from further afield. I did online research and I asked friends and family from around the world which books delighted them in childhood, or which books line their own children’s bookshelves now. In the … More Children’s books from around the world
The sea is a powerful resource in creative writing. It is constant yet ever-changing and a force beyond our control. We associate it with catharsis and travel, relief and danger. In creative writing, the state of the sea could even set the tone for a scene or suggest a character’s emotional state. In the pandemic … More Creative writing exercises – the sea
Here are ideas on how to keep writing. Lockdown is a life experience that can fuel creativity – creativity that in turn can fuel us… … More Ways to keep writing during lockdown