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R.A. Spratt: The Adventures of Nanny Piggins – Writing Comedy

Session Info:

R.A. Spratt will tell you all about the strange series of events that lead to her unexpectedly getting a job as a TV comedy writer, then inadvertently winding up as a children’s TV writer, before surprising herself by becoming a children’s author. She will reveal what it’s like to be a professionally funny writer.

Topics:

  • How she end up being an author even though English was her worst subject at school.
  • Where her ideas come from.
  • How she thought up her characters.
  • How animation influences her books.
  • How she tries to write action that ‘looks’ cool.
  • How she structures stories.

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