Today some lucky Year 6 students had the opportunity to attend a Writers Workshop with Jill Marshall at Pakuranga Library. The event was part of Book Month and some students from Riverhills School also attended.
- When you come up with a good idea try thinking 'what if ...' to different scenarios to make it something unique.
- Think about your ending first as that makes writing the middle part easier.
- Once your story is started think about The Bomb - something you add to interrupt the otherwise ordinary setting.
- Writing in threes can add impact eg he huffed, and he puffed and he blew the house down.
- She recommends a writing regime similar to this - a few months thinking in your head clarifying your ideas, write down your plan/outline in a book then finally start writing (about a month)
- Kave-Tina Rox (picture book)
- Matilda Peppercorn series (first one is called Manx and the last one will be Russian Blue)