Year 6 students commenced Term with a writing workshop with author, Tim Harris. Tim is best known for his series Exploding Endings, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Toffle Towers.
Tim outlined his writing process before disclosing some very helpful story-writing hacks. The students were then put to work creating their own character based on nine questions which focussed on areas like creating interesting characters through knowing your character well.
Tim stressed the importance of strong verbs to convey how the character feels as well as what they are doing. He also emphasised the power of a good edit, demonstrating the concept through examples of his own manuscripts full of red lines and suggestions.
It was an engaging, practical workshop which launched the students in a Term focussing on narrative writing.