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MYTH versus REALITY

What’s it really like, writing for children? In the first of a two-part series, Amy Sparkes busts some common ideas

WRITING FOR CHILDREN

You’re generating ideas, developing your writing craft and getting closer to your dream of writing stories for children and seeing your published book up on the shelf. But what is it actually like to be a children’s author? What are the expectations? The limitations? And (whisper it), how much does an author actually get paid?

This month we smash some popular myths surrounding children’s authors and give you an insight into the life of an author behind the scenes.

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