It would be great if you could come. It is held in the Events Room, Waterstones on Deansgate in central Manchester at 2pm. I will send out any submissions ahead of the meeting so that we can crit them. People normally scribble some…"
Married to Sue, with 2 sons in 20s, David and Adam, and springer Fudge.
Lifelong teacher of French, English, History, RE.
History of amateur dramatics and producing school plays.
Into nature, walking, football (watching and discussing).
Would love to chat with YA novelists about genre spotting and market chasing.
What are you working on at the moment?
Just finished nth re-edit of debut YA novel.
Two short stories in the pipeline.
Just read Sarwat Chadda's Devil's Kiss exploring his voice and use of setting.
Considering writing a romance from the boy's POV.
If you had to recommend just one children's book you've read in the last year, what would it be?
Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys.
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
Every scene must be 'experienced' by the POV character, through 5 senses and inner and outer feelings.
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It would be great if you could come. It is held in the Events Room, Waterstones on Deansgate in central Manchester at 2pm. I will send out any submissions ahead of the meeting so that we can crit them. People normally scribble some notes on them and then discuss. If you send me your e-mail I'll add you to my North West e-mail group so you get all the information.
Hi John, thanks for message. I couldn't read at school - the words just kept on jumping around on the page. So you can imagine how long it took me to do each assignment. since joinging SCBWI, I haven't stopped writing. Good luck with your projects, Gillian
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