I’ve been reading A LOT recently. I’ve always loved a good story but in the past two months, since starting The Golden Egg Academy Foundations course, I’ve been reading a lot more. Part of the requirements of the course is to read books for the age of your reader and in that genre. So for… Continue reading Be courageous
Do you sometimes find that your mind is just too full? Too full of jobs to be done, problems to solve? Things starting to spiral out of control, and yet, if someone asks you what it is that is keeping you so busy, you can’t really think of anything? You’ve completely lost focus on what… Continue reading Focusing on what matters
I can’t claim credit for the text below, it came from a post I saw on Facebook from Love What Matters. Having read it I think Marnie’s granny needs an ever present apron. It’ll add depth to the character (and much needed words to the story!) Grandma’s Apron “I don’t think our kids know what… Continue reading Grandma’s apron
It’s been two weeks since I started the Golden Egg Academy Foundations course and I’m loving it. It’s giving me the incentive to work on my manuscript (incentive as in deadline!) but it’s also taught me something. If I’m going to write for children, the children of now, then I need to read, and read… Continue reading Read to write
For the past week I’ve been working on daily tasks set by the Golden Egg Academy Foundation course leader. Last week me, and my fellow students, were asked to write for just 10 minutes using a different prompt every day. Each prompt was designed to make us reflect back into my childhood, and therefore start… Continue reading Speedy writing!
Today was the first day of The Golden Egg Academy Foundations course held in the lovely offices at Scholastic publishing in London. I’ve been looking forward to getting stuck in ever since I got the email telling me I’d been accepted on the course. However, as the day drew nearer I became more and more… Continue reading Out of my comfort zone
This year I’m undertaking a new venture. I’m heading back to school to give Marnie Shaw the best chance of publication. The Golden Egg Academy are a group of experienced children’s publishing professionals who work with writers who want to see their work published. They have a first look arrangement with Barry Cunningham’s Chicken House… Continue reading Back to school