Category Archives: writing for children

Dialogue that works

I am reading an upper middle grade novel – The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathon Stroud – and I’m loving it. There’s loads of action, intriguing characters, fun, magic and Bartimaeus (pictured here) has a brilliant voice. What I’m picking … Continue reading

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Truth or fiction

On Friday and Saturday I attended the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators Fall Fest/Critque Fest Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. It was fab. Great mix of informative workshops and critique sessions – including a rather frightening ‘first pages’ session where … Continue reading

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