About You

We'd like to know about our readers too. If you don't have much time, you could select from our poll. If you have more time, maybe you could tell us about yourself in the comments?

Are you...?





23 comments:

Emily Still said...

aspiring writer and a teacher too!Think its great what you guys are doing.

Good luck!

jfb57 said...

I'm a retired HT who has got into blogging. I run a weekly challenge for children under 16 to write a creative piece from a given prompt using just 100 words. It has been really popular & now that the schools are breaking up for the holidays, I'm starting one for grown ups! http://www.theheadsoffice.co.uk

Churchy said...

I'm currently someone has been writing seriously for a year after discovering the joy, control and fantastic nature of writing. I think that this online festival is great and a step forward in writers having the full control as artists of their craft. I hope one day I will be able to join the ranks!

The Imaginator said...

I am brand new to writing, it's been very exciting. I write children's books, I am giving my first book away for free if you would like to have a look. This is a great site, thanks for being here.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71947

Rebecca Emin said...

I'm a writer of short stories, flash fiction and novels, the first of which is being published on 23 January 2012.

This site is absolutely brilliant, and very inspiring.

Pk Hrezo said...

Just found your blog here via Twitter. I write kid lit and currently pre-pubbed. :)

Linda said...

A bit scary that some of the writers don't describe themselves as readers . . .

jongleuse said...

Linda you can't tick both boxes on the poll! but am definitely a writer and a reader (and a mother and a doctor...)

Elen C said...

Yes, sadly we couldn't make it let you choose more than one! It's just nice to see what our visitor's primary interests are.

Lauraine Macdonald said...

I am an avid reader and have only started writing about 18 months ago so looking for all the advice/tips/ criticism I can get.

Sue said...

Avid reader and writer when I get the time. My first book is to be published next year so this is a super place to pick up tips. John Dougherty read a very. very early version of my ms and put me back on the straight and narrow.

Joe said...

I'm a writer, reader and an educational professional. By which I mean I'm a school librarian. Love this blog: keep up the good work!

Grace said...

Writer/reader/editor/lover of blogs!

Marina-Sofia said...

Yes, you need to be able to click several options. I am a reader, writer, former education professional and a mother. I have just come across your blog and it's brilliant!

Clara Vulliamy said...

Hello! I'm an author-illustrator of children's books, and friendly chatterbox about books more generally too (and related arty-crafty stuff).
I love browsing on your site, it's always a treat...

Kate said...

Hi - I'm a writer (just can't stop...) and will read any book that catches my eye. I've self published books for children, learnt an incredible amount and met some wonderful people along the way, but know I have a lot, lot more to learn! Kate :)

Sue Bursztynski said...

I'm a writer for children and teens, a reader AND an education professional, a teacher-librarian. :)

Samuel said...

I just came across this blog for the 1st time, all I just want to say is you all have done great job for the children.I Love children because they are our future.Actually am not a writer but I wrote little thing about adventure in a different way and meaning in my new and simple blog.You can check it out and leave your comment.http://www.adventureadd.com

kerry said...

I write children's stories and have been published locally(South Africa) and in a few other African countries. I'm currently making an effort to tap into writing in other parts of the world and am envious of the rich support, vibrancy and opportunities there seem to be in this field in the UK.

K.M.Lockwood said...

I am a writer, a reader and a reviewer. I belong to SCBWI-BI and I thoroughly enjoy the sheer variety of posts you put up on here. Thanks

Jodi Limerick said...

I'm a nursery teacher and an aspiring writer. I spend my working days trying to get the children as obsessed with books and stories as I am! My first stop in Waterstones is the children's section. I am in love with the work of Tove Jansson. I've been fortunate for some of my writing for adults to be published in several independent books. I am now hoping I can have some success with children's stories.

Ellie Etchells said...

I'm a children's author having just had my first 4 books published... Looking to see what I can do to help market etc... Not entirely sure that blogging is the way forward?!

Sue Morris said...

I am a children's book reviewer and writer. My reviews are at Kid Lit Reviews, http://kid-it-reviews.com

Once a social worker, upon a forced retirement I took up writing because I needed something to do. I began by taking a course at Institute of Children's Literature. Not published (other than the blog of reviews), but working on that.