Cost: £100 Starting date: 10 August If you’ve done my online writing course – or any of my other courses on writing for children (or need some support with a manuscript you’re working on) – and feel that that you want to move your writing onto the next level, by using the techniques and skills that you’ve learnt to develop a continuous narrative, then this is the course for you. This online course runs for 8 weeks through weekly 2-hour Zoom-powered workshops in which participants share short sections of their writing and receive feedback from the group and from me. There will also be an opportunity for questions at the end of each session. Each participant will also receive two half hour one-to-one tutorials over the duration of the course as far as...
Let's make cute bugs from recycled materials.
To download or print, just right click and save. These pages are from my Vegetable gardening book for children: Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots. Sold out at the moment, but available as e-book soon. Sign up for the newsletter or contact me if you if you would like to hear more about it.
Alan Durant reads his latest picture book.
Alan explains how he thinks about character when writing a story, and ends with a fun exercise for children.
Published in the UK by Tiny Owl and in South Africa (in all 11 official languages) by New Africa Books. Noko the porcupine has traveled far and wide. He's tired and very hungry. But no one in the village will share their food... Can you smell that? Noko has a plan!
Vegetable themed art activities
Join us for potato printing, and then let's make a tin can man.
Writing a picture book isn't easy, but it's very rewarding.
So, how do you go about it? Here are 5 steps to consider.
Various authors read their own stories for children.
The life cycle of a vegetable plant
See how a tiny seed grows into the food we eat.