Welcome to Magic and Mayhem – the ebook and podcast series that explores the wonderful and wacky world of writing for kids and teens. Join us as we take a peek behind the picture book pages, discover pirate ships and publishing tips, delve into addictively readable YA novels and find oodles of inspiration in every treehouse corner.
Above all, it’s where we learn from the authors who tell these very stories – what sparks their book ideas and how their creativity captures the attention of kids, teens and adults alike.
If you’re interested in becoming a children’s or YA author – this series is for you…
You’ll hear from top authors who specialise in picture books, chapter books, middle-grade fiction and young adult novels. Some writers are across ALL those age groups! We also speak to publishers of children’s books – so you’ll get a great overview of the whole industry.
Magic and Mayhem features authors such as:
Allison (A.L.) Tait
And covers topics such as:
Discovering your niche
Finding a commercial hook
Balancing editing and writing
Knowing your target market
Finding your voice
Getting in front of your audience
Connecting with your community
Writing with emotion
The appeal of YA
What are publishers looking for?
Advice for budding authors.
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You can listen to the podcast on our blog, find it on iTunes, or use your favourite podcast app.
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