Episode One - Ally Sherrick

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In episode one we interview award winning middle grade author Ally Sherrick.

Ally chats about becoming a children's author, her novels Black Powder and The Buried Crown, and how she was first published

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Ally chats about becoming a children's author, her novels Black Powder and The Buried Crown, and how she was first published. Ally also gives some fantastic advise for aspiring writers so listen out for the three Ps!

"Passionate, you have to be passionate about what you're writing... let the story grab you by the hand and tug you forward." - Ally Sherrick 

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Discussed on this episode:

- The University of Winchester – MA Writing for Children

- Arvon Foundation

- Jan Mark

- Ted Hughes

- Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

- Joan Aiken

- David Almond – Skellig

- Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

- Chicken House - Publishers

- Ursula Le Guin

- Christopher Vogler – The Writer's Journey

- Joseph Campbell

- Geraldine McCaughrean – Where the World Ends

- Catherine Gilbert Murdock – The Book of Boy

Where to find more from Ally

allysherrick.com

On Twitter @ ally_sherrick

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