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Sibéal Pounder

Sibéal used to work for the Financial Times, where she researched for the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. Now she writes about fabulous mermaids, witches and feisty fairies in her much loved series for Bloomsbury. Other writing credits include Vogue.com and fashion trend forecasting company WGSN, and she volunteers at the Media Trust, teaching kids who want to get into journalism. Sibéal studied History at St Andrews, Publishing at City, Quentin Tarantino films at Yale and recently completed the Faber Academy’s Writing for Children course. Sibéal's first book WITCH WARS, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and she is also a World Book Day author for 2019.

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How do you start your writing?

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What makes your writing about fictious worlds convincing?

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How well do you know your worlds before you write about them?

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How can you build your worlds in through your writing?

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How do you adapt your characters so they can live in the worlds you create?

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How do you use maps in your writing?

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How can maps help develop the writing and enrich the descriptive elements of characters and their world?

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Did you intend to write a series of books or do they just develop into a series?

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How can you use the characters to help write the story?

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World building tips for young writers

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Are your books just for girls?

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How do you blend the real world with the fantasy world?

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How do you make your fantasy world seem real?

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