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I discuss the range of my books, focusing on those appropriate to the age group I’m talking to at the time, showing how stories are gleaned from experiences, but also from the application of imagination and knowledge.
I read selected passages not just with the aim of making my books come to life, but also to explain why I do particular things, and how I create particular affects. I try at once to celebrate and demystify the craft of story writing.
With this in mind, I sometimes also discuss the writing process in this session: generation of ideas; moulding those into stories; creating characters; planning; editing, etc.
My books and where they come from. Can speak on particular books if requested.
An unflinching look at war and its impact on ordinary people, especially children and women. A tribute to the courage and resilience of those who refuse to be crushed by the staggering forces of war, especially the young. A glimpse into how hope and optimism can triumph over despair, poverty, hunger and disease. An exploration […]