Tips for writing graphic novels from Boffin Boy author David Orme
Writing a graphic novel is a team effort - author and illustrator. I'm really lucky to work with Peter Richardson on the Boffin Boy books.
Pamela Butchart - embracing your 'inner weirdness'
I found the move between primary and secondary school a bit tricky. When I first started secondary school I was labelled 'weird'. I had weird shoes, an even weirder skirt, two pet rats and I played the spoons. This had been fine at primary school (encouraged, even!) but secondary school was a different beast.Posted 15 November 2016
Gill Lewis, thoughts on conflict
No one wants to read about a perfectly perfect protagonist having a perfectly happy life and living happily ever after. We want to follow one who is presented with challenges and to see how they respond to them, and how they try to overcome them.Posted 7 November 2016
The beginnings of The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield posts about how the idea of this talented bear came about.
Lara Williamson, goodbye isn't always the end
Becket Rumsey in The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair is setting out of a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are…Posted 25 October 2016