Talking to Poets: Guest Poet Roger Stevens in a FunEverser sandwich.

Before I start, I have to let you know I’ve had some complaints. Honestly, poets, so demanding. Anyway,  a certain bearded gentleman who has a way with stuffed stoats and will be appearing on this blog in the very near future, has suggested I should introduce my guests in case you don’t know who they…

Rejection: Or when to seek out famous rejected authors

I am ‘waiting for news’. I am always ‘waiting for news’. I have been in the state of ‘waiting for news’  for a very long time. I’m an old hand at it – I finish a book, or revisions or a synopsis, send it to my agent and get on with something else. That’s the…

SCBWI – Is it worth the joining fee?

In a word, Yes. Becky Earl posted on the SCBWI facebook wall asking this question: Will joining SCBWI help me get published? Well that I can’t answer but I do know a lot of writers who have been published since joining.  Here are three very different, newly published  SCBWI writers: If this book isn’t made…