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  Advice to young authors and illustrators

 Claire Rosemary Jane |  Joan Aiken |  Philip Ardagh |  Val Biro |
 Malorie Blackman | Quentin Blake | Mark Burgess | David Clayton |
 Helen Cresswell | Peter Dickinson | Berlie Doherty | Anne Fine | Kes Gray |
 Pat Hutchins | Robert Leeson | Jonathon Long | Jan Mark | Alan Macdonald |
 Roger McGough | Barbara Mitchelhill | Tony Mitton | Miriam Moss | Hiawyn Oram  Philip Pullman | Hilary Robinson | Ragnhild Scamell | Nick Sharratt |
 Jeremy Strong | Rhian Tracey |  Chris White |  Gwyneth Williamson | Jacqueline Wilson

(Please note that the authors have contributed their comments but are not able to answer questions from readers unless they specifically say so below.)

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Malorie Blackman

Writing is a brilliant way of expressing your thoughts and feelings. Turning it into stories is even better. But writing anything is good, even writing a diary is getting into a good habit — and writing and reading is fun!

Anyone who is thinking of writing, have a go and don't give up! I started writing at 26 and my first book was published at 28, but I had 82 rejection letters before I got published.

A list of Malorie's books at www.achuka.co.uk, a great children's book web site.

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