Writing for children: The Write Lines

One of the UK’s most experienced and well known broadcasters, Sue Cook, brought her radio programme The Write Lines online for some exclusive shows to tie in with National Short Story Week in 2012. Sue interviews a host of writers about the short story form, their favourite short stories and their own short story collections. They also share of wealth of tips and advice about writing for profit and pleasure.

Writing for children
Writing tips for children’s fiction

Hear writing tips on writing for children from the experts as Sue Cook hosts this lively and interesting panel discussion with award-winning short story writers.

The guests discuss what children like reading, what makes a good protagonist in children’s fiction
and how children’s authors today use social media to connect with their readers. The guests also
give their tips on writing a good short story to those children who will be entering the Year 7 and 8
students short story competition. An entertaining and valuable insight into writing children’s fiction.

The Write Lines: writing tips on writing for children, and discussion, with Joe Craig (Jimmy Coates series, Harper Collins), Tamsyn Murray (My So-Called Phantom Lovelife, Piccadilly Press) and Chris Priestley (Mister Creecher, Bloomsbury) with a further contribution via Skype from Jon Mayhew (The Demon Collector, Bloomsbury).

Hear the other programmes in this series of The Write Lines:

Programme 1 Writing short stories
Programme 2 Writing romantic fiction

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