Undiscovered Voices – advice for children’s writers

Undiscovered Voices is a competition for unpublished and un-agented writers and illustrators living in the EU, in partnership with SCBWI British Isles. Find out more here: http://www.undiscoveredvoices.com/ (Entries open: 1st July to 15th August 2013) I’ve got hold of 5 videos featuring some of the top names in children’s publishing giving advice to SCBWI membersContinue reading “Undiscovered Voices – advice for children’s writers”

10 links for writers

      Top links to help you discover more about the wonderful world of writing.   Writing sites, Magazines Market listings, Agency listings and more:  http://www.flash500.com/index_files/resources.htm Thoughts on writing, publishing and book marketing:  http://www.thecreativepenn.com/blog/ Write for fun. Write to inspire. Write to change the world:  http://www.writewithwarnimont.com/ Advice on every possible question you might ask:Continue reading “10 links for writers”

Writers’ corner: How long will it take?

How do you make a genius? In his book Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell suggested that talent isn’t the decider but how many hours of practice you’re prepared to put into your chosen subject. In the above visualisation of Gladwell’s 10,000 hour principle the work of Bill Gates and The Beatles are used asContinue reading “Writers’ corner: How long will it take?”

Writers’ corner: Ernest Hemingway

6 writing tips from the big man that can really help you get started and keep going. 1)    To get started, write one true sentence. “Sometimes when I was starting a new story and I could not get it going, I would sit in front of the fire and squeeze the peel of the littleContinue reading “Writers’ corner: Ernest Hemingway”

Want to get a novel published? Write short stories.

Today I’d like to focus of helping you with your writing goal of getting published, and how you can increase your chances. If you are looking to become a novelist, short stories could be a good way to begin. I can’t find the statistics, but I read once that the number of authors who hadContinue reading “Want to get a novel published? Write short stories.”