Knowing me, knowing you
writing

Knowing me, knowing you

Creating characters is one of the most enjoyable aspects of story writing and not always easy to get right. No hero is all good, no villain all bad, so it’s important to avoid stereotypes. If readers can relate to real characters then they will care about them and want to know what happens to them. … Continue reading

Gypsy Girls by Rosemary Hayes
writing

Gypsy Girls by Rosemary Hayes

    I’ve always been interested in young people who don’t have it easy. Some are up against overwhelming odds (think of refugee children, for instance, often terrified and living in dreadful conditions) but there are other, less obvious, groups who don’t have it easy either, who are battling against prejudice because, for whatever reason, … Continue reading

Random Ideas
writing

Random Ideas

Where do you get your ideas from? I can’t believe there is any children’s author who has not has this question asked during a school visit! It’s one of the oldest of old chestnuts. Well, where do we get them from? From our own experiences, obviously, from reading something which lights that tiny spark, from … Continue reading