About Me

I am an award winning author of YA stories Bring Me Sunshine and Where Bluebirds Fly. BRING ME SUNSHINE was a finalist in the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition, is recommended by readers of the Guardian newspaper, and has been studied by students at Cumbria University. Both of my books YA books are available on prescription in Middlesbrough through their Young People's Books on Prescription initiative.

I am also the author of non-fiction title, In Your Write Mind, a book of creative and therapeutic writing exercises to help you feel happier and know yourself better.

I have been writing seriously for about twenty years, during which time I have also been developing my critique and editing skills to the point where other writers started coming to me for advice, feedback and beta reading. Many of those writers have gone on to be published, by both independent and mainstream publishers.

Magic Beans is a response to the demands on my time for quality, affordable editorial feedback and advice.

I would love to hear from you and help you with your own writing, and because I have been in your shoes, I understand the writing process and care about you, the writer. 

You can read my blogs here:

Opens external link in new windowWendy Storer's Blog

A personal writing blog about my writing journey, about writing for children, and about anything else I feel like writing!

And this is my personal website  Opens external link in new windowwww.wendystorer.ws

More useful links...

There are hundreds of websites out there, all helping you to be a better writer and get published. This is just a tiny sample of the ones I personally have found useful. 

Opens external link in new windowThe Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (UK)

Formed in 1968 by a group of Los Angeles-based writers for children, SCBWI is the only international organisation to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. The SCBWI British Isles region offers members support, information and education at a local level, and if you are writing for children you will find it extremely useful.

Opens external link in new windowThis Craft Called Writing

A blog about writing, editing and being published.

Opens external link in new windowThe Guardian Children's Book Site

Primarily aimed at children, this site is a great resource for finding out about what children read and why. Lots of competitions, quizzes, and top tips from authors.

Opens external link in new windowHelp I Need a Publisher

A blog by Nicola Morgan, award-winning author of around 90 books across many genres. This blog is packed with really useful information about the art of writing and getting published. Although Nicola no longer updates this blog, the information is still there and it's well worth a visit.

Opens external link in new windowYou Write On

You Write On was established in 2006 with Arts Council funding to assist new writers to develop their writing. It is one of the UK's leading independent review exchange sites with editors for leading publishers reviewing You Write On's highest rated writers each month.  

Opens external link in new windowNational Association of Writers' Groups

NAWG can put you in touch with other writers in your area and publishes guidelines if you want to start up your own group. They publish a bi-monthly magazine, and run competitions and events, all aimed at helping you to become a better writer.

 

"Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living." 

Harold Pinter