Friday, 19 June 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Just posting some story sparkers.I took these on a lovely spring day at my local beach. They are of the Scottish coastline. This beach has won the coveted Blue Flag and Scottish Seaside Awards. Hope you like! :O)
Thursday, 5 March 2009
1. Join SCBWI
a. Search the forum for critique group openings.b. Join your local SCBWI chapter = SCBWI Scotland, SCBWI Germany, SCBWI Houston, Texas, USA etc...
2. Search and Join Yahoo or Google Groups for Children Writers & Illustrators.
a. post to groups and ask for any critique groups with openings in your chosen genre.
3. Start your own critique group.
There you have it. I found all of my critique group, at one time or another, with using these very tips.
Thursday, 19 February 2009
I've been working hard on getting my picture book manuscript, The Pooting Princess, polished and ready to submit to the SCBWI Barbara Karlin Grant. Please wish me luck!
WhoHoo, I'm in two, yes 2, fabulous critique groups, Children's Authors Critiques and PBecritiques. My pooter is right at this moment receiving crits from one of these groups. Critiques from only one group you say? Nah, my princess has already received them from the other.
I must say, I LOVE my critique groups. If I can give one crucial bit of advice it would be to find a critique group.
Need some pointers on HOW to do this? Check back to this site next week and I'll give you some tips on locating you own amazing critique group.
Enjoy the picture!
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Otto Grows Down a new picture book by Michael Sussman comes out I believe Feb 3rd. This is a special thrill to write this since I help critique this book in its baby stages. Well done, Michael! For more infomation on this book go to http://ottogrowsdown.com/index.htm
Ok, not a very long post but it is a post! (so it counts!)
Saturday, 17 January 2009
I admit I suck at blogging. So here's my New Year's commitment; to post to my blog at least once a week. I'm sure I can find something not too boring to write about. (finger's crossed)
Here are a few pictures; maybe one will inspire a story. I've chosen two with a summer theme. Wishful thinking on my part! The first is of Baby Butterfly Blue and an Ice Lolly and the second is of The Roman ruins of the poet Gaius Valerius Catullus on Lake Garda, Sirmione, Italy. This is my absolute fave holiday spot.