Writer's craft

Can 36 primary school children write a story together?

Can 36 primary school children write a story together?

Our local primary school asked me to come in on World Book Day and work with nine classes, from ages 4 through 12, writing a whole-school story. Here’s what happened.

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

Space

Moving to Mars: it’s life, but not as we know it

Moving to Mars: it’s life, but not as we know it

Earlier this year I was lucky to meet Bas Lansdorp, Dutch entrepreneur behind the MarsOne project to establish a permanent colony of human settlers on Mars. He was delighted that, in a lecture theatre full of Edinburgh Science Festival-goers, dozens of volunteer settlers kept their hands raised, even after he clarified that it was a [...]

May 21, 2013 |

Social media how-to

How-to videos helping authors with social media

How-to videos helping authors with social media

I am a huge fan of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and this year I’ve been contributing social media how-to videos demonstrating Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social tools of relevance to authors and illustrators.

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013 |

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