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Rachel Hickman's Top Five Writing Tips

Author of One Silver Summer, Rachel Hickman shares with us her top five writing tips for every young writer. 

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Exclusive Interview with Adam Hancher

Come and take a read of our exclusive interview with the illustrator of the amazing 'Taking Flight - How the Wright Brothers Conquered the Skies’, Adam Hancher. 'Taking Flight' is out now in all leading bookshops! 

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Writing from a Cat's Point of View by Lynne Barrett-Lee

From the moment I was asked if I’d like to tell Simon’s story, two things became clear. First, that I would say yes, without a single moment’s thought, and second, that it would be a labour of love. 

After all, how could it not be? I love cats. I love writing. I love writing while with my cats.  So I knew without a doubt that I’d love writing about one, particularly one with such a special story. 

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Top Tips For Writing a Horror Story by CJ Skuse

Author of Pretty Bad Things, Rockoholic, Dead Romantic, Monster and The Deviants CJ Skuse, gives her top tips for writing a horror story this Halloween!

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Guest blog by The Emergency Poet, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Guest blog from National Poetry Day Ambassador, Deborah Alma, who's better known as The Emergency Poet.

Deborah is an experienced workshop facilitator and a highly skilled practitioner with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham (First Class) and an MA in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from Keele University. 

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Guest blog by Liz Brownlee, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Liz Brownlee is a poet with a sidekick! Lola, is Liz's amazing medical alert dog. Visit Liz's website to find lots of poems, but especially animal poems!

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Guest blog by Joshua Seigal, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Guest blog from National Poetry Day Ambassador, Joshua Seigal. 

Joshua Seigal is an award-winning poet, performer and educator who uses poetry to develop literacy skills and inspire confidence and ​creativity in communication.

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Guest blog by Jan Dean, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Guest blog from National Poetry Day Ambassador, Jan Dean.

Jan Dean has published two collections of poetry (Macmillan and & Blackie) and has had poems published in over a hundred anthologies. Her latest collection is The Penguin in Lost Property - written with Roger Stevens.

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Guest blog by Rachel Rooney, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Guest blog from Rachel Rooney, National Poetry Day Ambassador 2016. Rachel has both won, and been shortlisted, for the CLiPPA Award for her poetry collections ‘The Language of Cat’ and ‘My Life as a Goldfish’.

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Letter from the Poetry Postie!

Guest blog from Sally Crabtree, National Poetry Day Ambassador 2016

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