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Guy Bass

Guy Bass grew up dreaming of being a superhero – he even had a Spider-Man costume. The costume unfortunately doesn't fit any more, so Guy now contents himself with writing.

First published in 2008, Guy's books have since been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written plays for both adults and children. Guy has previously been a theatre producer, actor and illustrator.

He has written the popular Dinkin Dings and The Legend of Frog series for Stripes, winning the CBBC Blue Peter Book Award in 2010 with Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things for the "Most Fun Story with Pictures". Guy lives in London with his wife.

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Guy Bass
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What do you enjoy most about being an author?

Do you think your experience writing plays helped you write fiction?

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What are the strangest topics you have ever written about?

How wild can storytelling get?

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What is the most important aspect of making your idea work in a book?

What inspired you to write the series Stitch Head?

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How do you develop the 'fear factor' without making stories too scary?

If you had to choose would it be suspense or humour in your writing?

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How can humour be used successfully in writing?

How do you edit your writing?

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Do you care about your characters as if they were real people?

How do you plan your writing?

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How do you know which of your ideas you should develop into a book?

What makes good dialogue?

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Do you ever get stuck when you are writing?

Where do you get your ideas from?

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What advice would you give to younger writers?

How can reluctant writers be encouraged?

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Guy Bass Video conference

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