Links

ON WRITING

girlandduck.com
Questions on creative writing, the publishing industry, or the writing life? Jen’s here to help. Subscribe to girl & duck, and you get FREE link to Jen’s lively, insightful and often hilarious Q & Q Friday creative writing videos.

www.aaronshep.com/kidwriter/Truths
If you’re new to the industry then this is a quick and vital read.

memfox.com – hints and advice for writer
Oooh Mem! She’s a bit of a scold here. But, if you plan on writing for children, you’d be crazy not to read this at least once.

editorialanonymous.blogspot.com.au
Straight-talk from an anonymous children’s editor – not updated for 5 years, but still worth a read.



ON ILLUSTRATION

theguardian.com – sharing sketchpads
theguardian.com – how to draw
Just two of the terrific sections from the Guardian Children’s Books site

artistsandillustrators.co.uk/how-to
A short, simple but helpful article on the illustration process for a picture book.

marlafrazee.com/studio
A few excellent illustration tips from the author/illustrator of ‘the Farmer and the Clown’

lynnechapman.co.uk/kids-funclub/tips-for-illustrators.php
Plenty of wonderful and very generous tips and advice here – from folio creation, though to using PhotoShop and watercolour pencils.

kathytemean.wordpress.com
An incredible resource on US illustration and illustrators – with interviews and loads of information on technique



ON CREATING PICTURE BOOKS

The picture book den
Spend hours on here – learning from these generous folks – just come back to wolfie – won’t you?

blog.picturebookmakers.com
Hours of browsing

www.jabberworks.co.uk
Sarah McIntyre’s work is terrific, her work ethic is awesome and her site is chock full of advice, detail and opinion. I particularly like the faqs page, and this one on contacting illustrators directly to illustrate your manuscript, though haven’t quite had the courage to send enquirers the link yet.
Sarah also play a key role in #picturesmeanbusiness, a movement The Big Bad Book is very strongly in favour of.

retrodoodler.blogspot.com.au
A terrific series of posts by writer and illustrator Rebecca Elliot on creating picture books.