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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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Val Biro

Do something that you really enjoy and write on a subject about which you have strong feelings, otherwise you will get bored, and so will your readers.

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Peter Dickinson

I was a writer since I was 5, though I didn't write a book until I was 40. Know that you are a writer, and write what comes to you and begs to be written.

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Pat Hutchins

Just enjoy yourself. Let yourself go. If you entertain yourself, there's a good chance others will be entertained too.

Pat Hutchins' character Titch has his own web site

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