Finding the Diamonds in Your Creative Writing with Bryony Pearce

Good things come in threes. And today, I’m happy to welcome my third 2008 SCBWI Undiscovered Voices winner to the blog. Steve Hartley and Sara Grant have already offered some excellent advice on writing for comic effect and knocking your first draft into shape. Here’s what Bryony Pearce has to say about the careful use of adjectives and adverbs. Continue reading

Laugh Out Loud with Steve Hartley

One thing I most definitely cannot do is ‘write funny’. It is a talent I am simply not blessed with. However, someone who has that talent by the bucket load is Steve Hartley, author of Danny Baker Record Breaker series and The Wibbly Wobbly Jelly Belly Flop. So I’m grateful to Steve today for offering an insight into how and why he does it. Continue reading