It has been SO long since I wrote on my blog, so I thought I'd better catch up on the year...
I have been visiting two secondary schools around Bath this year, which has been GREAT! Wellsway and Ralph Allen have been brilliant hosts for my 'creative writing and reading lunchtime clubs'. I have been teaching them about characterisation, tension, story openings...the list goes on! The young people have been fantastic. It's been a great opportunity for me to get my writing read by those who I want to write for and its pretty fun too!
In the light of all this, I'm in the process of setting up a creative writing summer school for 11-14 year olds. I'm really hoping this is going to take off. It's going to run in the summer holidays at the Library in Bath. I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be great experience and all the stuff I've done at the schools will really help. Hopefully I'll make a little bit of money from it too like a proper writer!
As for my prize winning story...well, I haven't actually done anymore to it, but I have been working on another story about a girl called Libby and her mysterious rescuer, Christophe. I have REALLY enjoyed writing it and the feedback I've got from the young people at the schools has been pretty good. Role on the next competition!