Talented new writers…

Talented new writers…

One of the hundreds of things that make being a children’s book writer the best job in the world is when I get to give out prizes. Earlier this year PDSA, the UKs leading veterinary charity, asked if I’d like to be part of their 2015 Writing Competition...
Not always the Same…

Not always the Same…

Most of the time (as you probably know from my previous blogs) I’m at home with my two dogs Traffy and Bella – unless I’m out by the river walking with my two dogs Traffy and Bella -who are often in the river (unless they’ve found some mud to...
Tips on Writing Scripts

Tips on Writing Scripts

How to format a screenplay is a very common question. The easiest way to format a script correctly is to use a specialized scriptwriting package such as Final Draft. If you’re using Microsoft Word, there is even a screenplay template supplied by Microsoft which...
Tips for Writing Picture Books

Tips for Writing Picture Books

Think in pictures In picture books it is most important to visually about what is happening in each scene. If your character isn’t doing anything (thinking perhaps) what is the illustrator going to draw? In a 32 page picture book, only 24 pages are for the story...