Golden Egg Blog


Golden Egg Academy is delighted that as a result of fantastic support from Quarto Translation, we are able to offer the Quarto Translation/Golden Egg Academy Diversity Awards. At GEA and Quarto we pride ourselves on our ethical approach to business and to publishing. Our aim always is to encourage diversity in books and publishing in general. Therefore these Awards... Read more

The Bath Summer Social

Join us for the Bath Summer Social on Sunday 25th June. This year we’re joined by Karen Ball, Publishing Consultant at Speckled Hen, and Barry Cunningham, Publisher and MD at The Chicken House. Not to mention our very own Sarah Levison, Tessa Strickland and Imogen Cooper! To book your ticket follow the link at the bottom of this page.... Read more

Enchant Your Audience

Learn how to present your work with confidence Join award-winning writer, actor, and experienced presenter, Andrew Weale, and Voice and Communication Coach, Kate Montague for our Enchant Your Audience: Presenting Your Work with Confidence workshop on 22nd October. They will introduce you to a range of techniques to develop confidence, a good speaking and reading voice and help you convey your... Read more

Getting to Grips with Story Structure by Sally Ashworth

  As a brand new Egg – with only five chapters and a rather vague plan to my name – I thought I might find myself out of my depth on Sarah Mussi’s Story Structure workshop. I needn’t have worried. Sarah put us at ease instantly with her unstinting energy and enthusiasm, varying the pace brilliantly to take account... Read more

Q&A with Children’s Author and Publisher Tessa Strickland

Interview by Victoria Bennion We are very lucky to have the talented Tessa Strickland, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of award-winning independent children’s publisher, Barefoot Books, taking our Picture Book workshops this year.   Tessa co-founded Barefoot Books in 1992, opened a US office in 1998 and has published internationally since that time. Writing as Stella Blackstone, she has written over... Read more

Storytelling and Self-Awareness by Alex Campbell

How well do you know yourself . . . as a writer? Know yourself, before you can know others, or so variations of the old adage go. But I’ve always been curious how far that’s also true of writing: do you need to know yourself as the storyteller – before you can truly know your story? To understand the... Read more

Big Honk 2016!

  Excitement mounts! There are lots of interesting published eggs, published authors and agents attending this year, so do try and chat with at least a few of them. They are all lovely people and will happily talk to you about their writing journey or the work they do. If you are too nervous to introduce yourself, get your... Read more

The Never Ending Journey by Lorraine Gregory

I used to read posts about writers finding agents and signing book deals and there was always one thing I wanted to know. How long did it take??? Of course, everyone is different and every journey will take a different amount of time and you can never know what yours will be like … but I do think it... Read more

The Golden Egg Writing Process Questionnaire with Children’s Writer Anna Wilson

Introduction If you’ve been reading our blog for a while you’ll know that here at Golden Egg we love helping writers with talent write their best possible story.  Our fascination with story means we’re always very interested in what writers have to say about their writing process. Anna Wilson is the author of Summer’s Shadow, Quite simply a beautiful read.... Read more