For everyone who’s faced rejection, and anyone who is about to, this post is for you. How to get your writing rejected is an absolute must read for all aspiring writers. Like it or not, rejection is a part of the writing business. And, something you really have to … [Read more...] about How to get your writing rejected
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Okay, let's go there, let's have the conversation. It's time for some Toilet Talk - pull up a stool! Was it just my uncle, or did every uncle of his era use expressions like, “Better out than in,” or, “Here, pull my finger,” then proceed to laugh whole-heartedly as … [Read more...] about Does toilet humour have a place in children’s books?
I was sitting on the train the other morning and the kids across from me were reading a book. What’s all that about? I thought. I mean, don’t they own phones? Why aren’t they playing games or texting? Is the sky falling down? I peered out of the window, and no, sky still there. … [Read more...] about Why do children read books?
I sat among a pile of funny kids books one morning a few months back, many that I used to read with Max, and I started thinking how important is humour in children’s literature? I’ve since done some research, interviewed established authors and publishers, and the overwhelming … [Read more...] about How important is humour in children’s literature?