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  Advice to young authors and illustrators

 Claire Rosemary Jane |  Joan Aiken |  Philip Ardagh |  Val Biro |
 Malorie Blackman | Quentin Blake | Mark Burgess | David Clayton |
 Helen Cresswell | Peter Dickinson | Berlie Doherty | Anne Fine | Kes Gray |
 Pat Hutchins | Robert Leeson | Jonathon Long | Jan Mark | Alan Macdonald |
 Roger McGough | Barbara Mitchelhill | Tony Mitton | Miriam Moss | Hiawyn Oram  Philip Pullman | Hilary Robinson | Ragnhild Scamell | Nick Sharratt |
 Jeremy Strong | Rhian Tracey |  Chris White |  Gwyneth Williamson | Jacqueline Wilson

(Please note that the authors have contributed their comments but are not able to answer questions from readers unless they specifically say so below.)

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Anne Fine

Children's Laureate 2001-2002

"Read, read, read."

Anne Fine's web site

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Kes Gray

Stay aged 8 as long as you possibly can! Have a love of life and silly things and enjoy your writing.

A picture book has to follow a certain format, usually 12 two-page spreads, a twist at the end and a good title. If you bear that in mind you've a much better chance of getting it right!

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Hilary Robinson

Rejection is part of life. If you have a dream, persevere. Don't give up

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