As well as being an aspiring children’s writer, Bekki Hill is a non-fiction author, Mslexia columnist and creativity and motivation coach, who is the author of Coach Yourself to Writing Success.
When we asked Bekki what three gifts she’d wish writers to find under their Christmas tree, she said:
1 Earmuffs that filter the voice of unnecessary doubt, because although sometimes the critical voice in our head is telling us the truth that our writing isn’t up to scratch, almost every writer is also highly skilled at throwing a whole heap of unnecessary doubts and insecurities at themselves and their work.
2 A Boot to kick them firmly but gently up the bum when they’re procrastinating - a survey of writers I carried out earlier this year revealed that 98% of respondents procrastinate to avoid writing.
3 A Four Leaf Clover to bring good luck. We all know writing’s a tough game both for published and aspiring writers, being in the right place at the right time can make a huge amount of difference.
Bekki's Favourite Children's book? Of course I’ve so may favourite children’s books, for so many different reasons, it’s impossible to chose just one. But out of all my favourites this morning I’m veering towards The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – yep sometimes a sequel is better than the original.