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Introduction – Alexander Gordon Smith

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

Writing horror. You need to experience scary events to be able to write about them.

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How to write? The Inventors – Getting inside the head of your characters.

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Writing Furnace

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

One last story – Shooting cowpats

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Presentations, Interviews

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Who is your favourite author and what book would you have liked to have written?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Is there a location or technique that helps you to write?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What inspired you to write Furnace?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How did you feel when you wrote Furnace?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What is your favourite book in the Furnace series?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Is there going to be a Furnace film?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What would you do if you were not an author?

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Live video conferencing questions

Media: Video

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

Furnace - Death Sentence

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Furnace - Execution

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Furnace - Fugitives

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Furnace - Fugitives

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Furnace - Lockdown

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Furnace - Solitary

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Fury

Media: Image

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

What makes a good children's illustrator?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Did you train to be an illustrator?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What advice would you give to younger illustrators?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Do you need to be able to draw really well to be a book illustrator?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What inspires you?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How did you create Claude?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you create your characters?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you translate the Claude books into a TV production?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What are the differences between illustrating fiction and non-fiction books?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Is there anything you avoid drawing?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Do you have any advice for younger illustrators when creating picture books?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How do you convey emotion from inanimate objects?

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Drawing Claude - Fast version

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Presentations, Interviews

Full video conference Part 1

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Interviews

Full video conference Part 2

Media: Video

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Interviews

The Hundred and One Dalmations

Media: Image

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Book Covers

Home

Media: Image

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Book Covers

Little red and the very hungry Lion

Media: Image

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Book Covers

Primrose

Media: Image

Author: Alex T Smith

Key Stage: Key Stage 1

Genre: Humour, Early readers

Section: Book Covers

Why a good writer needs to edit their work?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How often do you edit your work?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Are there any problems about writing series of books?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Why do you write mainly fast-paced adventure stories?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How do you plot your stories?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Narratives, Interviews

What is it like re visiting charcters you have already write about?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Does giving her characters special powers make it harder to keep suspense going, as theres always an escape route?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

What is your favourite special power?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How do you choose where a book is set?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Narratives, Interviews

How many books do you write a year?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What is your writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How useful was it starting in journalism before moving into writing for children?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Other roles, Interviews

Why do you enjoy writing series compared to one off books?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Top tips for writers?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How to develop the weaker aspects of your own writing?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What influence did school have on your aspiration to be a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Inspired, Interviews

What was your ambition when you were at school?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Do other authors inspire you?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Why do you give your characters superpowers?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What is it like to win a book award?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Writing your first book and the first rejection?

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Ali Sparkes Video conference Part 1

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

Ali Sparkes Video conference Part 2

Media: Video

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

Switch - Alligator Action

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Switch - Spider Stampede

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

The Shapeshifter - Finding the Fox

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Frozen in Time

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Out of this world

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Unleashed - Trick or Truth

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Unleashed - Mind Over Matter

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Wishful Thinking

Media: Image

Author: Ali Sparkes

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Should an author write about what they know?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Why does the theme of being under pressure feature in your writing so much?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How do you maintain the tension and drama in your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How do you use both first and third person narrative writing techniques?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What is the difference between writing a one off and a series of books?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What is your writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How has writing for theatrical plays influenced your writing style?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How can a writer develop create tension in the storytelling?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What advice can you give young writers about pacing their plot?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What is like to see a book your wrote turned into a film?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How different was the film Trash to the version in your head that you wrote?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Did you Worry that the film of Trash could destroy the book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How would you recommend Liquidator was adapted into a film?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How were you discovered as an author?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Why do your books feature themes about morality?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How do you decide what to write next?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What advice have you received about your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give to younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give to a teacher about encouraging their students?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Do you think a book can change a reader?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How has being a teacher influenced your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How has being a teacher help you avoid being dull in your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What inspired you to write Trash?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Were you pleased with how the film Trash turned out?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give to younger writers about editing their work?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How can everyday life inspire you to write?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What inspired you to become a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Who illustrates your front covers?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Andy Mulligan Video conference - Part 1

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Andy Mulligan Video conference - Part 2

Media: Video

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

TRASH

Media: Image

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

The BOY with TWO HEADS

Media: Image

Author: Andy Mulligan

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Are there genres in non fiction?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

Do you plan how the book will look when writing non ficiton?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

Do you think children should read more non fiction?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

How can you make jokes in a factual book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The role of humour

How creative can you be with non fiction writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

How do you choose what you want to write about?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

How do you deal with criticism?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

How do you get children interested in reading non fiction?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

How do you go about researching for your books?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

How do you plan your books?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

How long does it take you to write a book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The writing process

What advice would you give to someone wanting to create their own non fiction book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

What are non fiction books?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

What are the characteristics of non fiction book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

What different stages do you go through when you are writing a book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The writing process

What does being a non fiction writer mean?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews Non Fiction writing

What helps you to become a better writer?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The writing process

What is a commissioned book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

What is the secret to writing funny jokes?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The role of humour

What role can humour have in non fiction writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The role of humour

Which book have you enjoyed researching the most?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

Why is humour important to you in your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews The role of humour

Andy Seed Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews How does the writer

Andy Seed Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Interviews

The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things To Do

Media: Image

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Book Covers

The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book

Media: Image

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Book Covers

The Silly Book Of Side-Splitting Stuff

Media: Image

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Book Covers

The Silly Book Of Weird And Wacky Words

Media: Image

Author: Andy Seed

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Non fiction

Section: Book Covers

Is there a secret to writing great dialogue?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews

Can drawing help you write better stories?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of illustrations, King Flashypants

How do you use your illustrations to support the narrative in books?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of illustrations

How can you make jokes in a factual book?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of illustrations

What made you choose a boy king as a main character?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: King Flashypants

Does everyday life inspire your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, Inspired

What makes a character bad or evil?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of illustrations, King Flashypants

What is sub text in writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, Making connections

Who inspires you?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, Inspired

What inspires your illustrations?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, Inspired

How can anyone introduce humour into their writing?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of humour

What is your advice for younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, Advice for younger writers

Are there different ways to write?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews

What are the King Flashypants books about?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, King Flashypants

Why is humour important?

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews, The role of humour

Andy Riley Video Conference

Media: Video

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Interviews

King Flashypants and The Evil Emperor

Media: Image

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Book Covers

King Flashypants and The Creature from Crong

Media: Image

Author: Andy Riley

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Humour

Section: Book Covers

Why do you write crime stories?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Do young people influence your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Why Anne just writes crime fiction now?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Why do you write for young adults?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you use characters to develop plotlines?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Narratives, Interviews

How do you plan your creative writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you create atomsphere?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How far can you take scary subjects in your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How long do you think about an idea for a book before you start writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How much of your own emotion do you put into your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Do you plan your novels in detail?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Do you get writers block?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What are the differences between writing a one off or series?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Advice for younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What is your editing process?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Reading 1 - Looking for JJ

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Presentations, Interviews

Reading 2 - Dead Time

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Presentations, Interviews

Why do you do you always write about the real world?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Why is Looking for JJ so successful?

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Anne Cassidy Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Anne Cassidy Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Dead Time

Media: Image

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Killing Rachel

Media: Image

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Looking for JJ

Media: Image

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Missing Judy

Media: Image

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Tough Love

Media: Image

Author: Anne Cassidy

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

What keeps you writing for a younger audience?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Which book required the most research?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Do you miss your characters?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Do you plan to write anymore books for young adults?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Interviews

Highs and lows of being an author?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How does travel influence your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How important is it to have a standout book?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How important is your family in helping you write?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How well do you know your characters before you start writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Narratives, Interviews

How do you to turn inspiration into writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Inspired, Interviews

What advice would you give for aspiring writers?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What is your working day like?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Which book is the most challenging to write?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Which do you prefer screenplay or novel writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Other roles, Interviews

How do have you approaching writing the Tintin screenplay?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Which Tintin Books feature in the sequel?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Introducing Anthony Horotwitz, with question and answer discussion

Media: Video

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Interviews

The Diamond Brothers - The Falcon's Malteser

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

The Diamond Brothers - Public Enemy Number Two

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

The Diamond Brothers - The Four of Diamonds

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Alex Rider - Eagle Strike

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Evil Star

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Necropolis

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Night Rise

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Oblivion

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Alex Rider - Point Blanc

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Raven's Gate

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Alex Rider - Scorpia Rising

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Alex Rider - Snakehead

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

Alex Rider - Stormbreaker

Media: Image

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure, Spies

Section: Book Covers

What role does humour have in your books?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

Do you ever ask other people for help with your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Making connections, Interviews

Do you prefer writing series of books or one off titles?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Highs and lows of being an author?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How did you choose your illustrator?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How do you make an idea into a complete story?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How well do you know your characters?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Narratives, Interviews

What do you enjoy about writing for a teenage audience?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What do you like to read?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What equipment do you use to write?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What interests you about writing for a younger audience?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Interviews

What is your favourite book?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Inspired, Interviews

What tips to you have for young writers?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What was your time at school like?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What would you be if you were not an author?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Why did you choose an overweight child?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Why set a series of books in a school?

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Narratives, Interviews, How does the writer?

Anthony McGowan Video conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Interviews

Anthony McGowan Video conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Interviews

Bare Bum Gang

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Donut Diaries

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Donut Diaries - Revenge is sweet

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Donut Diaries - Escape from camp fatso

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Einsteins underpants - and how they saved the world

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Hellbent

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Henry Tumour

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

The knife that killed me

Media: Image

Author: Anthony McGowan

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues, Humour

Section: Book Covers

What is the difference between a story book and picture book?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Knowledge gatherers, The writing process, Non Fiction writing, Interviews

Do you need to have a passion for the subject you are writing about?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Non Fiction writing, Interviews

Why did you write the Football School series of books?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How much do you need to research about a subject to be able to write about it?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Where get child find their own sources of information when writing non-fiction?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Knowledge, Interviews

What makes your football books special?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: The writing process, Interviews

How can two people successfully work on writing on book?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Non Fiction writing, Interviews

How can a writer make a topic that a reader is not normally interested in, interesting?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: The role of humour, Interviews

Why have you based all your writing around the subject of football?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Non Fiction writing, Interviews

What are your favourite football facts that you have written about?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Interviews

Why are non fiction books usually illustrated?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Non Fiction writing, The role of illustrations, Interviews

Why do you use cartoons to illustrate your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: The role of illustrations, The writing process, Interviews

Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Interviews

Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Ben Lyttleton

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Sports

Section: Interviews

How can anyone write in a genre they are not experienced in?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

How do you add humour to your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: The role of humour, Building Characters

What is your writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: The writing process

What inspires you as an author?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Inspired

Who is Cath Howe?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

What other work have you done as a writer in residence?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Writers in residence

What does a writer in residence do?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Writers in residence

How are you able to support other staff as writer in residence?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Writers in residence

How can we excite children about the writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Inspired

Curious Cases

Media: Image

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

The Summer Explorers

Media: Image

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Ella on the outside

Media: Image

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

The Highwayman's Revenge

Media: Image

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

The Curse of the Highwayman

Media: Image

Author: Cath Howe

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

What do you like about writing childrens books?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How do visuals infleunce your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How did you write the How to train your Dragon series?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Why do you have a distinct location in mind when you are writing?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

How do you develop your characters?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Why is it important for children to read ficton books?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How do you plot your books?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Narratives, Interviews

How important is humour in your stories?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

Do you think authors should include difficult subjects in childrens books?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Narratives, Interviews

How did you become a professional author?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Did you plan to write a book that would get made into a Hollywood film?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give for young writers?

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Interviews

Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Interviews

How to train your Dragon - How to betray a Dragon's hero

Media: Image

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Book Covers

How to train your Dragon - The Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Media: Image

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Book Covers

How to train your Dragon - How to seize a Dragon's jewel

Media: Image

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Book Covers

How to train your Dragon - How to be a pirate

Media: Image

Author: Cressida Cowell

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Section: Book Covers

What makes a good psychological thriller?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Inspired, Writing Thrillers

What is your start point for your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Inspired

Do your characters lead the writing or is it the plot?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, The writing process, Writing Thrillers

How do you plan a psychological thriller?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, The writing process, Writing Thrillers

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers

What is a story beat sheet?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers

Do you know the ending of your stories before you start?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers

What techniques do you use to structure your plot lines?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers, Planning

What makes for a great ending to a book?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers, Planning, Writing for teenagers

How do you create an unlikeable lead character and still make the reader care for them?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, The writing process

Are you a feminist writer?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing for teenagers

Why do you write for a young adult audience?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing for teenagers

Are there any topics you would not write about for a young adult audience?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing for teenagers

What tips do you have for younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing Thrillers

Should young writers be able to write about what they want in a school context?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, The writing process

How do you edit your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, The writing process

Do any of your books explore themes of mental health?

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, Writing for teenagers

Emily Lockhart Video Conference

Media: Video

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews

drama rama

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

fly on the wall

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

the disreputable history of frankie landau-banks

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

Genuine Fraud

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

Genuine Fraud

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

how to be bad

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

the boyfriend list

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

the boy book

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

the treasure map of boys

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

real live boyfriends

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

we were liers

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

we were liers

Media: Image

Author: Emily Lockhart

Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Book Covers

What are the differences between writing historical fiction and contemporary thrillers?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Building Characters, Other worlds

What makes a story a thriller?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers

How do you start to write a thriller?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers

How well do you need to plot a thriller for it to be effective?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers

What writing techniques do you use to create a thriller?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers

Why does it help to write thrillers in real time?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers

How do you write characters to help drive the plot?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Writing Thrillers, Building Characters

What is your editing process?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: The writing process

Is it easier to write stories set in the past?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: The writing process, Writing Thrillers

How much research do you undertake before you start writing?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: The writing process

How do you make a thriller engaging and exciting for the reader?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: The writing process, Writing Thrillers

Is it more difficult to be a writer if you are dyslexic?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Dyslexic Reader Information

What are the challenges for a dyslexic writer?

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Dyslexic Reader Information

Fleur Hitchcock gives a personal insight into her own writing style and successes

Media: Video

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews

What is your writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How old were you when you first started writing books?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How old were you when you first started writing books?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How has your career as a journalist helped you with your ficton writing?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How do you write good dialogue in a book?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

What are the challenges of writing Thriller books?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What advice would you give to younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Which book did you find the most challenging to write and why?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Did you read much as a child?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Making connections, Interviews

What is your greatest achievement as a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Are you involved when your books are made into films?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Other roles, Interviews

How long does it take you to write a book?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Narratives, Interviews

What experience does a writer need to be able to write thrillers?

Media: Video

Author: Frederick Forsyth

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Thriller

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What inspired you to write Gorilla Dawn?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Making connections

How did your experiences as a vet inform your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Knowledge gathers

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Knowledge gathers

How do you do your research?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Research for writing

How can children use their local environment as inspiration for their writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Inspired

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews

Do you ever get writers block?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, The writing process

How do you get started when writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, The writing process

How do you avoid distractions when you write?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, The writing process

What is your advice for young writers?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews

What is your favourite part of being a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, The writing process

How important is spelling and grammar to the creative process?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Grammar and Spelling

What was your favourite book as a child?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews, Making connections

What was the first book you ever wrote?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews

Do you think that your books have helped to save any animals?

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews

Gill Lewis Video conference

Media: Video

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Interviews

Gorilla Dawn

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

Moon Bear

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

PIP

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

Scarlet Ibis

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

Scout

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

Sky Hawk

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

Star

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

White Dolphin

Media: Image

Author: Gill Lewis

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Animals

Section: Book Covers

How did you end up writing the Demon Headmaster series?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: The writing process Developing characters

Why did you retell the Iiliad?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Retelling stories

What did you learn about retelling the Iiliad and Homer?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Retelling stories Achieving effects

What kind of writer are you?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Writing voice

How does a one off book become a series of books?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Developing characters

How do you get the right balance between making the narrative scary but appropriate for young readers?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Writing Thrillers

Do you write about what you know?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: The writing process

What are the challenges about using a school as a setting for a story?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Other Worlds

Does travel influence your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Knowledge gatherers

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Inspired

Advice for younger writers

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Advice for young writers

Why did you write Wolf?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Developing characters Writing Thrillers

What kind of research do you do for your books?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: The writing process Researching for writing

What is the difference between a myth and a legend?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: The writing process

Why do you try and make yourself invisible as the writer?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Writing voice

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Planning

Gillian Cross Video Conference

Media: Video

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Interviews

After Tomorrow

Media: Image

Author: Gillian Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

The Great Elephant Chase

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

Shadow Cat

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

The Demon Headmaster

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Ministers Brain

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

The Demon Headmaster - Total Control

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

Facing The Demon Headmaster

Media: Image

Author: Gillian_Cross

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Adventure, School setting

Section: Book Covers

What do you enjoy most about being an author?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

What are the strangest topics you have ever written about?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

How wild can storytelling get?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

What inspired you to write the series Stitch Head?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

How can humour be used successfully in writing?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

How do you edit your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

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

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

What makes good dialogue?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

Do you ever get stuck when you are writing?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

Where do you get your ideas from?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give to younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

How can reluctant writers be encouraged?

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

Guy Bass Video conference

Media: Video

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Interviews

Frog the Barbarian

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Legend of Frog

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

The Mighty Frog

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Stitch Head - The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Stitch Head - The Ghost of Grotteskew

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Stitch Head - The Pirates Eye

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Stitch Head - The Spiders Lair

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

Stitch Head

Media: Image

Author: Guy Bass

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Fantasy, Humour

Section: Book Covers

What was your first published book?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How did you end up being a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How do you decide what to write next?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How do you keep track of all your ideas?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What is your favourite style of writing?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

What is the hardest book you have had to write?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Why did you agree to take on the Peter Pan and Scarlett project?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Do you research your subject before you start writing?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you work with your editor?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Making connections, Interviews

Do you focus on one project at a time?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How do you create your characters?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What age range do you enjoy writing for most?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What would you be if you were not an author?

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Geraldine McCaughrean Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

Geraldine McCaughrean Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Interviews

The Kite Rider

Media: Image

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

The Positively Last Performance

Media: Image

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

The death Defying Pepper roux

Media: Image

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Media: Image

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

Pull out all the stops

Media: Image

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Key Stage: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Genre: Adventure

Section: Book Covers

What advice can you give those who find reading or writing difficult?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How important are parents in encouraging reading for pleasure?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Making connections, Interviews

Do you have reluctant readers in mind when you write?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How can parents help their children to read?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How can parents help their children to read?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Making connections, Interviews

How did you become an author?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Other roles, Interviews

What were your biggest challenges at school?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Are your books based on you?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Would you advise children to write about their everyday experiences?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Has being an actor helped you be a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Other roles, Interviews

How do you write your books?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Do you plan your books before you start writing them?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What makes for good dialogue in a book?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

What is your greatest achievement as a writer?

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Henry Winkler Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Interviews

Video Conference 2 - Blue Peter badge presentation

Media: Video

Author: Henry Winkler

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, School setting

Section: Interviews

How did you become an author?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Inspired, Interviews

Were you interested in writing when you were a child?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

How can pets help you with your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Other worlds, Interviews, Writing about animals

Do you have a favourite story or character from your books?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you start creating a character?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Where do you get your ideas from?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How do real events inspire your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

Why do you feature animals in so many of your books?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Other worlds, Interviews, Writing about animals

How do you plan your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Do you prefer writing for a certain age group?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Do you need to see the story in your head before you can write about it?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

How do you plan your books which are set in the past?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

What are the highs and lows of being an author?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What advice would you give to younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What is the Secret Kitten about?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews, Writing about animals

What comes first - the story or the character?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Holly Webb Video Conference

Media: Video

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Interviews

The Forgotten Puppy

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

Ellie the Homesick Puppy

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

Lily and the TRaitors Spell

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

Lost in the Storm

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

Rose

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

The Scruffy Puppy

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

The Secret Kitten

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

The Water Horse

Media: Image

Author: Holly Webb

Key Stage: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues, Animals

Section: Book Covers

How has your experience as a journalist helped with your writing abilities

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Journalist

Did you always want to be an author

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Inspired

Why do you focus on difficult subjects in your writing

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Writing for teenagers

How do you plan your writing

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Planning

How do you develop your characters when you are writing

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Planning, Writing for teenagers, Developing characters

How does writing inte h present tense help the reader get inside the head of the character

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: The writing process, Planning

Do you ever rewrite your stories

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: The writing process, Planning

Why is it important to read if you want to become a writer

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: The writing process, Writing voice

What is your next book about?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Retelling stories, How locations influence writing

Who do you write your books for

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: The writing process, Writing voice

Do you think boys should read your books aswell as girls?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Gender issues, Writing for teenagers

What advice do you have for young writers

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: The writing process, Writing voice

Holly Bourne - is there a book out there for everyone?

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Narratives

Holly Bourne Video Conference

Media: Video

Author: Holly Bourne

Key Stage: Key Stage 4

Genre: Real life issues, Mental health

Section: Interviews

Do you prefer writing historical fiction or modern stories?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Do you have a notebook?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Making connections, Interviews

Do you plan to write series of books?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Do you write for you or your audience?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Have your readers ever inspired a story?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How much research do you do when you write?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Is there going to be an update to Jackie daydream?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What advice do you have younger writers?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

What is the hardest book you have had to write?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

What is your favourite book?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Inspired, Interviews

What role do illustrations have in your writing process?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Decision makers, Interviews

Which stage of your writing do you enjoy the most?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews, How does the writer?

Why do you wear so many rings?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Why do you write about children in difficult circumstances?

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Narratives, Interviews

Video Conference 1

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Video Conference 2

Media: Video

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Interviews

Emerald Star

Media: Image

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Queenie

Media: Image

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

Sapphire Battersea

Media: Image

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

The worst thing about my sister

Media: Image

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Real life issues

Section: Book Covers

What drives your commitment to inspiring young people?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Why is it important to draw from real life in your writing?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Who has inspired you?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Why did you want to write about black figures in history?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Why was this book important to you to write?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

What inspired the title of your book - Young, Gifted and Black?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

What is the book Young, Gifted and Black about?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Are there any black figures that you feel have been unjustly overlooked?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Have you had to overcome any challenges to be a successful writer?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Is social media empowering for giving voice to a wider range of young people?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Is there a Black History month in America?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

How can schools support children from diverse backgrounds?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Have you suffered from online abuse?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Why did you write the book Step into Your Power?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

What would the one piece of advice you could tell your teenage self if you could?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

What is the most effective way an adult can support a young person?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

How do the illustrations contribute to the success of the book?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

How can young people empower themselves?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

How can a young person ‘Step into their own Power’?

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

NETIZENS Trailer - Cynthia Lowen

Media: Video

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Black History Month, Interviews

Big Ideas for Young Thinkers

Media: Image

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Book Covers

Step Into Your Power

Media: Image

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Book Covers

Young, Gifted and Black

Media: Image

Author: Jamia Wilson

Key Stage: Key Stage 3

Genre: Inspirational

Section: Book Covers

What is Poetry?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Poetry, Interviews

How did you become a poet?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Interviews

What does it mean to be a poet?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Other roles, Interviews

What is the difference between written poetry and performance poetry?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Poetry, Interviews

Why did you decide to become a poet?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Interviews

Who is your favourite poet?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Inspired, Interviews

How do you create a peom?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Poetry, Interviews

How do you structure a poem?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Poetry, Interviews

What is a sestina?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

How do you inspire young writers to become poets?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Inspired, Interviews

What inspires you to write?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Interviews

What advice would you give to young writers?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Knowledge gatherers, Interviews

How important is structure in peotry writing?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Achieving effects, Interviews

What is the difference between American and UK performance poetry?

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Interviews

Performance - The Food poem

Media: Video

Author: Joseph Coelho

Key Stage: Key Stage 2

Genre: Poetry

Section: Presentations, Interviews

Joseph Coelho Video Conference 1

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