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Month: May 2013

Pencil Tip #14: Bad writing days

Ah – the writer’s equivalent to a Bad Hair Day. If you’re anything like me, as well as not being able to string a sentence together some days, your hair won’t behave either. Double whammy. Thankfully I’ve been writing long enough to know that a […]

Pencil Tip #13: Writing picture books in rhyme

It may seem that writing rhyme Is tantamount to heinous crime. ‘How so?’ you say. ‘Everyone knows The Gruffalo is not in prose.’ The reason is: to help books sell You need them in Chinese as well. And French. And Swedish, Russian, Dutch… (They share […]