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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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Nick Sharratt

Draw and draw and draw. And if you see any competitions enter them — I do. Join an art group, that's useful.


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Ragnhild Scamell

Keep trying.
Keep writing.
I've written a lot of books about cats. Cats are my favourite animals. I have two siamese cats that climb curtains.

Make a round story, that starts at the beginning and then at the end goes back to the beginning in some way.

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Miriam Moss

You only get good at something if you practice. Work hard and always have a laugh!

Miriam Moss website

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