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Award Winning Author Inspires Year 7 Writers

Lauren Dowell / Categories: News

Award Winning Author Inspires Year 7 Writers

Our Year 7 students were treated to a writing masterclass with an author who has penned over 230 books during his career.

Steve Skidmore spent the day in our library leading a series of workshops to inspire and inform our youngest cohort, and sessions covered a wide range of topics, including the necessity for writers to borrow and reshape their ideas from other works; making sure to match characters with the theme and setting of their fictional worlds; and creating tension by applying the Magic 3 for character development (the set up – repetition or development – the resolution) before moving on to discuss both the techniques of foreshadowing and the use of conflict to pique a reader’s interest. 

Librarian Mr Clarke said: "Our students were treated to a writing masterclass, which was structured to not only benefit students’ future writing endeavours, but also, and perhaps more importantly, to bring students a little bit of joy after a challenging year.

Throughout, students were encouraged to engage and provide imaginative solutions to fantastical problems of every kind, every step of the way. To say they left feeling capable of writing the next great classic would be something of an understatement!"

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