I went on the Sunday. I was so excited leading up to it that I didn’t sleep and I was shattered. Somehow, once I got there, my energy came back and I had an awesome time. We got to the outskirts of London at around 9am. The tube took 1.5 hours to Earls Cross. They […]… Continue reading I went to YALC – did you?
My mum has beautiful bronzed skin and was clueless when she had me about sun protection. I imagine her holding a burning red baby at arms length screaming, “What do I do!” She quickly learnt the importance of sun safety for pale skin. A #Redheads sun protection collection. One of these causes severe sunburn – […]… Continue reading The best and worst sun lotion (by a #redhead)
Top That Publishing shared an insightful introduction into Children’s Picture Books and what to do if you are a writer or an illustrator wanting to make it in this industry. Top That Publishing at Felixstowe Book Festival I was so pleased when I saw that Top That Publishing were going to be speaking at Felixstowe […]… Continue reading What you need to know about Children’s Picture Book Publishing
Saturday, 1 July 2017, I attended Felixstowe Book Festival 2017. The first event of the weekend took place at Felixstowe Library and was a talk from author Alwyn Hamilton on her YA Trilogy, Rebel of the Sands. Alywn was interviewed by Hannah Rowe and then opened to the audience for questions. This article is based […]… Continue reading Alwyn Hamilton at Felixstowe Book Festival
My mistake I don’t want to even think about how many times I have edited my writing. I am always looking to improve it and post my writing online to get feedback. Nobody can be as brutal as I am about my own work, I never feel it is quite good enough. “I am going… Continue reading Comma ‘gain!
My dream? Like many, my dream has always been to become a published writer. Through this website, I plan to blog my writing experiences on my journey, which hopefully will lead to success. I shall share everything I have learnt, top tips others have shared with me through to my ups and downs as I […]… Continue reading Same dream, six years on…
Genre Classification Classifying your genre will be one of the first things you do. However, this may not be as simple as it sounds. Many novels, scripts and other works of art will combine elements of more than one genre within the story that is told. However, there will still be one main genre that… Continue reading What is your genre? — Ally Aldridge