#desertislanddiscs #SandiTokswig On the recent edition of Desert Island Discs http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qg1ls – Sandi Tokswig gives a brilliant quote from her father, on the process of writing. Her father told her – First you decide which fish you want to catch, … Continue reading An eclectic mix
A more basic piece of writing that the children enjoy is writing a precis – but you do have to engineer the text. Beneath, I reproduce a passage that you can use and then set the challenge of re-writing it … Continue reading A simple, underused technique
Crime Vault Live – Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-crime-vault-live/id1036177474 Are you interested in crime fiction? Then search for The Crime Vault Live and download the podcasts. Mark Billingham and Michael Carlson are hosts and in the last two editions they have interviewed Val … Continue reading Podcast for crime fans
Lesson on new stories, same plot Copy and paste this story for small groups or pairs of pupils – best if they collaborate and discuss, not just write alone. – If working on paper, double space at least, so … Continue reading Lesson on new stories, same plot.