Category Archives: Blogs

Reflection on PiBoldMo Month

Often when I am driving to work, or dozing off to sleep at night, an idea, a really amazing idea for a story will hit me like an electric shock. But either, when I get to work and the immediate … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving Contest! “

Over on Susanna’s Blog everyone is invited to ……… Write a children’s Thanksgiving story beginning with the sentence: “They were supposed to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, but the blizzard came in fast….” Maximum word length: 250 (but anything less … Continue reading

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I Have Been Memed!

When I first saw I had been Memed, and the questions being asked, I have to admit I became a little nervous about doing it, as it does conjure up some very deep memories and some that are best left … Continue reading

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“What, I can’t believe it!”

That was my first reaction when I came online this morning and a dear friend, a Children’s Book Hub member, informed me, I had won a random prize for my entry in the third and final, Writers’ Platform Campaign.  Here is … Continue reading

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“November, a Month of Ideas”

During my time with the Writer’s Platform Campaign on Rach Writes Blog I came across another month long writers campaign called PiBoldMo, created and run by Tara Laser. A mother of two young girls, a member of SCBWI she has … Continue reading

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Book Reading Challenge: 32 and 33

As I typed the heading I suddenly realised I had reached my goal of 32 books within the year…..Yay!  I remember thinking when I first started, I didn’t think I would accomplish it, for one thing the blogging world seemed … Continue reading

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Third Platform Builder Campaign Challenge

In the final of Rachel Harrie’s Platform Builder Campaign, she has set us an even greater challenge.  One that I often wrestle with……. “Show not Tell” It is… Write a blog post in 300 words or less, excluding the title. The post … Continue reading

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Book Reading challenge: 31

“Sounds Spooky” By Christopher Cheng and Illustrator Sarah Davis Imagine sitting up in bed late at night and hearing strange, creaking, tinkering noises or the sound of something crashing (which probably woke you up in the first place) and you … Continue reading

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“Out of the Mouths of Babe’s” part 2

Continuing on, here is an interview I carried out over the phone with a 9 year old and also one with my 14 year old niece.   Interview 5   D: What is your name? M: Meeth (male) D: How old … Continue reading

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“Out of the Mouths of Babe’s”

How often have we heard that saying, and when has it been more aptly associated than in the life of a writer, a children‘s writer. We have all at some time interviewed other authors, agents etc….. but have we thought … Continue reading

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