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5 mistakes every first-time author makes

First-time children's book authors seem to make these five mistakes every time! Learn what they are and how to avoid them.

How to cure writer's block

Okay, so this is an entirely subjective exploration of my own experiences with writer’s block. Whilst the five thoughts below are formed exclusively from my personal challenges navigating...

As a publisher, I hate it when authors do these 5 things ... and love this one.

When Ethicool looks for authors, what do they look for? Discover our criteria with their revealing and surprising post from Ethicool's founder, Teigan.

What does it really feel like to have depression?

What does it really feel like to have depression? We chat in detail with Riley M. Rodgers, the author of a beautiful new children's book on depression.

Authors, take note. Here's what we've learnt from the Bee Ethicool Author Competition

The deadline has come and gone on our Bee Ethicool Author Competition. Here's what we've learnt from reviewing over 2000 manuscripts.

How to write AND illustrate a truly inspiring children's book

Ever heard of Maurice Sendak?!? Of course you have, because he's the most famous children's author of all time (and honestly, who doesn't love Where the Wild Things Are?). But...

How to get published as a first-time author

How do you get published as a first-time author? In this revealing interview with author Georgina Le Flufy, she reveals what she did and provides five handy tips...

How to create a winning children's book plot

Creating a plot for your children's picture story book may sound easy, but it can be more complex than you think. Here is a comprehensive guide on how...

How to birth a baby and a children's book, all in the same year!

Getting published as a first-time author is challenging enough. But how about getting published as a first-time author, and in the same year, having your first baby?

A quiet chat with Stuart French

Ethicool's Editor, Romane de Beer, sits down with Stuart French for a candid heart-to-heart.