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Writing for Children – helpful ideas by Alan Dapre

I’ve had over 50 books traditionally published in a range of genres. A few are plays for teenagers and younger children. Some are linked to characters on TV (such as Brum) and are joke, puzzle, activity and story books. Others are picture books or adventure fiction for school age kids. If you look at my website you’ll see […]

Beating Writer’s Block – tips by Alan Dapre

Pesky apostrophes. Writer’s block affects one person but we all know WB affects all writers at some point so maybe Writers’ block is more accurate. So how to cope with it? Easy. Never pick up a pen again and become a hermit atop a wind turbine. Hmm, that might make you dizzy and fall off. I have no […]

How To Write For Children – Tips by Author Alan Dapre

I’ve had around 50 books traditionally published in a range of genres. Can’t remember the exact number but some have been plays for teenagers and younger children. Other books tied into characters on TV (such as Brum) and were joke, puzzle, activity and story books. More were picture books or adventure fiction for school age […]

Writer’s Block – ways to overcome it

I have written for TV, Radio, Books and Magazines but regardless of the area I am writing in there is always a blank page, post-it or computer screen to face. Over the years I have developed a range of strategies. So here’s what works for me. Think up dramatic, funny, quirky opening lines  - and […]

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