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Author & WriteMentor Spark mentor Melissa Welliver shares her top tips to help children’s writers craft querying letters

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

WriteMentor Ask an Agent series interviews Charlotte Colwill from literary agency Colwill & Peddle 

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Writer Camilla Porter describes her experience of WriteMentor’s rhyming picture book course led by author Catherine Emmett

Author Clare Helen Welsh announces the Books That Help free mentorship scheme for a writer or writer-illustrator writing stories that create emotionally honest spaces for children and families

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

Writer Lucas Maxwell describes his experience of winning WriteMentor’s Novel-in-Development Award, a writing prize that celebrates and champions unfinished children’s novels

Announcing the winners of WriteMentor Novel in Development Award 2022

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande discusses why writing books is a business, regardless of how much you love it

Read the latest insights from WriteMentor Hub Writer-in-Residence and children’s author Marcus Sedgwick.

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares the professional roles involved in publishing picture books

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares how picture book writers can develop range across styles and genres

Kristina Wilson-Brown shares how becoming part of a critique group via the WriteMentor Hub reignited her motivation after a writing slump

Read a July reflection from WriteMentor Hub Novel Writer-in-Residence Marcus Sedgwick

Writer and visual storyteller Maureen Tai won the WriteMentor Picture Book Award 2022. She shares her experience and writing advice.

Aoife Doyle won the WriteMentor Novel Award 2022 for ‘The Music Weaver’s Call’ and is now represented by Lucy Irvine at Peters Fraser + Dunlop. They share their experience and writing advice.

Read an exclusive WriteMentor Blog from Struan Murray and his editor Ben Horslen, winners of 2021 Branford Boase Award for the year’s outstanding debut novel for children

WriteMentor Hub Writer in Residence Marcus Sedgewick discusses the power of the writing community in his blog post

WriteMentor Hub 2022 Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares how to overcome writers block

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WriteMentor shares 5 tips for fantasy world building

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Lorna Hemingway, literary agent at Bell Lomax Moreton, gives her insights and advice about submitting your Picture Book manuscript

WriteMentor Novel Writer in Residence 2022 and author Marcus Sedgwick discusses the power of perseverance

WriteMentor Hub 2022 Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares six things she didn’t know about being a picture book author.

Chloe Seager, literary agent at Madeleine Milburn, gives her insights and advice about submitting your manuscript

Mentor Emma Finlayson-Palmer and her mentee Debbie Roxburgh chat about their experience of WriteMentor’s Spark programme

Valerie Norton shares how she successfully applied to the WriteMentor summer mentoring programme, which led to agent representation

WriteMentor Hub 2022 Writer in Residence Rashmi Sirdeshpande shares how to tackle imposter syndrome as a writer

WriteMentor shares advice for preparing for an agent 1-2-1, as well as expectations and handling feedback.

Megan Carroll, literary agent at Watson, Little, gives her insights and advice about submitting your manuscript

Author Becky Orwin shares her experience of the WriteMentor summer mentoring programme

Author Lynn Grace Wong shares her experience of the WriteMentor summer mentoring programme, and how it helped her grow as a writer

WriteMentor Writer-in-Residence and Picture Book author Rashmi Sirdeshpande urges writers to focus on passes, not rejections

Joanna Moult, literary agent at Skylark Literary, gives her insights and advice about submitting your manuscript

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