Maslina shares with us tips for bud­ding writ­ers and artists of chil­dren’s books:

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1. You must have an in­ter­est in writ­ing for kids “My forte is chil­dren’s pic­ture books. It’s a bonus if you can draw, and I’m very grate­ful to be gifted at it.”

2. You need a char­ac­ter “Mine was my daugh­ter. If you have a cat and it’s unique, you can use it as your main char­ac­ter.”

3. Ex­plore your tools “My works are fully cre­ated us­ing wa­ter­colours – but I’m still ex­plor­ing colours and tex­tures. So, find what it is you’re com­fort­able with. And re­mem­ber, you don’t have to fall back on tra­di­tional art – even naïve art can be done well.”

4. Have a good cover “The rea­son why I man­aged to at­tract that first deal in China was be­cause I had an at­ten­tion-grab­bing cover.”

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