Story Challenge Week 2 – Settings

In today’s video I’m talking about fictional settings and how stories can start right where you are. Tips for describing settings: Use all your senses – what can you see, hear, smell, taste, touch? Imagine you’re an alien from another world and you’re seeing a human house for the first time. What would you notice?… Read on…

Videos, Postcards and Things to Do Indoors

I should be an expert at being indoors. At least half my working hours are spent sitting by myself trying to make stuff up out of my head. This week has been weird. The coronavirus crisis means my husband is also working from home, as are various friends who’ve never done it before. As a… Read on…

Taking libraries by Storm(hound)

I am very, very excited to announced that Storm Hound has been shortlisted for theĀ East Sussex libraries children’s book award (You can vote for Storm Hound by following the link) And also the Hull Libraries children’s book award. I will be visiting schools in both areas – listen out for the sound of the Wild… Read on…