I went on the Tuesday and Thursday this year using the SCBWI members three day ticket. Fellow SCBWI’s have been asking if the Fair is worth it and I would say, yes, if you are gearing up for submission, if you want to meet/hear/talk to well known authors and publishers and if you want to find… Read More Notes from the London Book Fair
So much has gone on this week there’s a danger it won’t fit on the page. It all started last Tuesday and ended on Sunday with a lovely surprise. TUESDAY: The SCBWI Industry Insiders: Picture Books & Early Readers talk in London. On the panel were Sara Grant from Book Bound, Emma Layfield from publisher… Read More Critiques, Contacts and Competitions – What a week!
I have had five critiques on the opening two chapters of my novel and phew they don’t hate it. I averaged 3.5 stars out of 5 over all. I scored highest on concept, structure and dialogue. Character was still a three. So that’s ok. Everyone thought that my main character Leah sounded a realistic eighteen… Read More Litreactor Critique – The results