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Interview with Loretta Schauer

My favourite pen or pencil would probably be a fat soft chunky graphite stick. I have quite a few, (5B to 9B), and coupled with random bits of crayon, charcoal, and scrappy brushes I use them to create messy lines and textures for my picture book characters. But the work-a-day pencil I can’t live without,… Continue reading Interview with Loretta Schauer

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Interview with Wayne Turmel

I am in awe of people who have fancy-schmancy fountain pens hand-crafted by Tibetan gnomes, or write in different colours depending on their mood.  Maybe it’s because my handwriting looks like hieroglyphics done by a crack addict, but I could never justify using anything expensive. Plus, my writing is very small and cramped, so I… Continue reading Interview with Wayne Turmel

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Interview with Helen Peters

I always use black Papermate Flexigrip Ultra pens. They’re really comfortable to write with and very reliable. I never go anywhere without two (in case one runs out – heaven forbid!) in my pocket or bag. Over the years, I’ve unconsciously developed a ‘Goldilocks’ system of notebooks. I always have a small, medium and large… Continue reading Interview with Helen Peters

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Interview with Moira McPartlin

The first book on writing I read was Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. In the opening chapters of this inspirational book she impresses on her reader the importance (and fun) of finding the right notebook and pen to free your imagination and keep your writing hand moving. This is a lesson I embraced.… Continue reading Interview with Moira McPartlin