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Kids are made for writing stories: their powers of imagination are much more alive than those of adults and they have a wonderfully fresh and original way of seeing the world. I hope that parents and kids will find this section useful. I will be launching competitions as well as posting writing exercises and writing prompts. Please also see details of my mentoring scheme.

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Reading with Tennessee: what novelists can learn from picture books

Having a small child has reshaped my reading landscape. In the weeks following Tennessee’s birth, the fog of tiredness and the unrelenting physical and emotional demands of looking after a small child, made it hard to even pick up a novel. At first, I experienced the absence of my literary companions like an ache, a […]

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