Posted by Christopher at 8.10pm
I had a ton of fun at the Cheltenham Literature Festival last week running a HOW TO WRITE YOUR BEST STORY EVER! creative writing workshop as part of the Festival's Write On! strand. It was really fantastic to hear the inspirational and off-the-wall stories created by the children in the workshop and I'm sure I must have met some future bestselling authors! A huge thank you to Jane Churchill and all at Cheltenham for inviting me to be part of the festival.
It's been great to see too some of the brilliant reviews that HOW TO WRITE YOUR BEST STORY EVER! has been receiving since it was published back in May and I've gathered a few of these together in this blog post.
"I've been on the receiving end of enough creative writing courses since those aforementioned school days to know that a lot of the tips and suggestions here are current and relevant to learners of all ages, and they're going to be essential for the younger sources of the creative juices. This is a great way to get them flowing." The Bookbag
"Get the kids' imagination working overtime with this inspirational new book." Dad Info
"If you have ever thought that you would like to write a story but you were not sure where to start then this is definitely the book for you." Booktrust
"All together this book is a tremendously successful treatment of its subject and is very highly recommended." Armadillo Magazine
"Here is the perfect book to get kids enthused about creative writing. Whether they already love writing stories, or struggle with words or ideas, children will find plenty of handy tips to help them on their way." Blackpool Gazette
"A fun, informative and creative non-fiction children’s title." Minerva Reads 'Book of the Week'
"Funny but also authoritative, it gives children all the tools they need to make creative writing a pleasure." Salad Days magazine
A huge thank you to all the reviewers who have taken the time to share their thoughts on HOW TO WRITE YOUR BEST STORY EVER!