Popular authors teach pupils how to write exciting stories


TWO award-winning authors. Karen Wallace and Sam Llewellyn, both from Britain, visited the Garden International School recently.

They spent time with the children in Years 1 to 11, explaining details about writing exciting stories.

Wallace said she loved to tell stories and decided to become a writer after completing university education.

She said she always carried a notebook with her to make notes of interesting things she saw and encouraged the children to do the same if they were interested in becoming writers.

She said as she sat and wrote at her computer, she saw the characters and plot of her story running through her head like a movie being played.

In another session, chuckles could be heard when Llewellyn explained that he became a writer because he realised at an early age that he was lazy and hated getting up early.

Being a writer enables him to work from home and wake up anytime he likes!

He held the children captive as he demonstrated how to make a bland story much more exciting. Interspersed throughout his presentation were bluesy-type tunes which certainly held the attention of the children.

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