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Poetry writing advice from Hilda Offen

Poet Hilda Offen (Blue Balloon and Rabbit Ears) gives some advice to young people on where to start when they decide to write a poem.

06/07/2015Poetry writing advice from Hilda Offen

Children's writing is 'too flowery'

A group of authors have contacted the education secretary to complain that schools are steering children's creative writing to "too elaborate, flowery and over-complex" language. Do you agree?

02/07/2015Children's writing is 'too flowery'

William the Cat returns...

Helen Hancocks, creator of the picture book William and the Missing Masterpiece (published by Templar), tells us what inspired the follow-up to this story.

28/06/2015William the Cat returns...

Bring back school newspapers, says author

Malcolm Judge, author of the Jonny Jakes Investigates series, talks about his passion for school newspapers, and gives young journalists a few great tips.

19/06/2015Bring back school newspapers, says author

Pamela Butchart on being a teacher and writer

Author Pamela Butchart (The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, Never Tickle a Tiger) is also a full time teacher, teaching Philosophy in Dundee. Here, she talks to ReadingZone about juggling two careers.

15/06/2015Pamela Butchart on being a teacher and writer

Imagine a world where words are forbidden...

Little Island publisher Siobhan Parkinson, who was also Ireland's first Children's Laureate, tells us how history inspired Patricia Forde's The Wordsmith, set in a world where one is only allowed...

04/06/2015Imagine a world where words are forbidden...

Adam Stower tells us about Grumbug!

Author and illustrator Adam Stower tells us why he has returned to his hugely popular Troll and The Oliver to create a sequel, Grumbug!, which is published by Templar in June.

27/05/2015Adam Stower tells us about Grumbug!

Where the characters come from....

Bestselling author Holly Webb has blogged for us about finding your character - especially when the lead character is an animal.

27/04/2015Where the characters come from....
 

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