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Miss Write's Advice: A how-to guide for budding authors

I am only just now entering high school and I want to become a bestselling author. How can I prepare myself to become a professional writer? Cassandra

I’m impressed at your conviction and ambition to be a writer. There are lots of adults who still don't know what they really want to do! But I'll be honest with you, writing isn't an easy path to choose. Getting your work out there is hard and becoming a bestselling author is even harder. 

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Sarah J Maas Author Confessions

Author Confessions: Sarah J Maas

Paul Gallagher

Sarah J Maas is the Philadelphia-based author of the bestselling Throne of Glass fantasy series, and her new book Heir of Fire - the third in the series - will be published in September 2014.

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5 ways to make stories part of family life

I think most people would agree that having children interact with books either through being read to or reading themselves is a good thing. The fact that you’re reading this post means you are probably one of those people. But there has been quite an interesting debate happening recently about the importance of books and stories on a child’s development. With electronic devices becoming ever more prevalent in our children’s lives there is a risk some children may miss out on a key part of their development.

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Darren Shan at Authors Live

Author Confessions: Darren Shan

Paul Gallagher

Darren Shan is the bestselling author of the hit YA horror series The Demonata, The Saga of Darren Shan (including Cirque du Freak) and his current Zom-B series, in which he combines lashings of gore with a pointed prejudice subtext. His newest book is Zom-B Clans, the eighth in the series. Find out more at Darren's website.

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Picture books to share with little ones this summer

Lynsey Rogers

Summer is here, giving you the perfect opportunity to discover some brand new picture books or revisit an old classic. The Bookbug team are on hand with some great recommended books to share with your little ones at bedtime or out in the sunshine.

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Keep reading after our picks for a chance to win a selection of these great books!


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