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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Sunday 26 February 2012

Writing For Children Workshop

What can I say it was fabulous!
Vanni (Myfanwy Cook)  has a great presentation technique and researches her markets thoroughly.

She talked about the language one needs to bear in mind when writing the different types of children's books


What essentially children's books must be about. Can you guess?

She also recommended Louise Jordan's book:

The answer: About children . Adults can feature but only as supporting characters


  1. Glad you had a great time! I actually have that book, but I've never read it. I passed over the idea of writing for children, but I may go back to it at some point. :D

  2. Hi Madeleine .. so pleased you had a good time - no I can't think ... but then I'm not really along those lines - a good story, good plot, reasonably short and sweet and to the point ..

    Sounds so much fun - delighted to read the post .. cheers Hilary

  3. Essentially Harry Potter's a children's book. Look how it rewards the author. You can strike gold with children!


  4. Sounds fantastic! Workshops can be so inspiring, can't they?

  5. Yay for a great workshop - glad you enjoyed it!! Take care

  6. It sounds like it was a great workshop! :)

  7. I love going to workshops like this. Always lights a fire under me to get busy writing.

  8. Glad you enjoyed your workshop.

  9. Sounds like an awesome workshop, glad you enjoyed it!


  10. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It sounds so obvious when you say it doesn't it, but it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the obvious :-)

  11. Congratulations on your Honorable Mention in last week's Limerick-Off. Great job! Limerick of the Week 50

  12. Glad you enjoyed it. I love it when I go and take a workshop and get all geared up over it.

  13. My wife writes stories/books for children, and she's told me the children in the stories always need to be the ones who solve the conflicts -- not the parents/adults. Sounds like you had a great time!

  14. It sounds like a fantastic workshop and that book looks like a great resource. I'm glad you had a wonderful experience.

  15. Yep! About children. The trick is, getting the adults out of the way. For some reason, we like to be the ones to solve the really big problems. ;) That book sounds awesome!

  16. How fun! I'd love to be able to write something for really young kids someday, along the lines of Neil Gaiman's kids' books. Just waiting for an idea!


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