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L is for Launch

Last year I worked as the Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  This year two books filled with stories written by the residents of Portsmouth during my writer in residence workshops (and Realand – a mid grade chapter book) have been published.  These books will be distributed as a bundle …

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The many ways to tell a story

As part of my time as Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries two WeLL What’s Your Story? anthologies were produced and are now with the publishers.  These anthologies are filled with stories written by residents – the youngest was 4 and the oldest was 90.  The anthologies also include a …

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The Box of Magic Tricks

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short story to read out on school visits…. Then several artists offered to collaborate on it by providing their interpretation of it in their art form…. Then I gave it to number 3 son to read and he loved it but…. He …

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Summer, Sausages and Planets

This Friday instead of doing a WeLL What’s Your Story school event I spent a much needed day transcribing some of the handwritten stories into the manuscript that I will submit to the publishers to be copy edited and printed as the WeLL What’s Your Story anthology.  I have stories …

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Rant Studios

Since I began my post as Writer in Residence for Portsmouth libraries I have done a lot of work with children in schools.  This has led to my Facebook author page being brightened up by photographs of me surrounded by hundreds of school children. Last week was great fun and (in-between …

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WeLL Family Friendly

I have had a busy week working on the finishing touches for my programme of events for the rest of this year.  The school headmasters, librarians and literacy leads have been welcoming and enthusiastic about me coming in to do WeLL What’s Your Story? sessions with their students. Andrew Olive, …

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Why WeLL?

Most of you are likely to remember my excitement when I announced that I had been appointed as the 2012 Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  As an author who has had to overcome multiple disabilities in order to be able to write, I am wholeheartedly aware of what a …

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