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Class Act Launch

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All invited to the launch of Class Act on May 9th. Hope you can make it!

Snippets from a recent workshop

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Gobblefunked!

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Enjoy this recent interview with Debbie by Gobblefunked. Just click here.

Beyond Words

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Every writer should have a dog. I’m saying that after eight years of resisting the whines and pawings of my own litter. But now we’ve got her – a beautiful, smelly, impossibly keen, unfeasibly soft bundle of lab-retriever called Umber – I realise she’s the greatest gift to those weirdos who spend their days arranging […]

Do what you do

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Glurp. It’s that wobbly fortnight before a book comes out. A time of wild seesaws between wanting everyone and no one to read it. What if the jokes fall flat? What if Great Aunt Budweiser recognises that little toe shaped like a chilli pepper on page 57?  There’s something so vulnerable about writing, like baring […]

Write not wrong

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One of the loveliest parts of writing for children is going into schools and teaching creative writing. I don’t really mean teaching. I always learn more than the ‘pupils’. And I don’t really mean writing: there’s plenty of talking, acting, miming and drawing. But creative? Definitely. In what other lesson does a granny wake up […]

And They All Lived …

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Should stories have happy endings? If you think yes, then you’re like half the children I ask when I visit schools and libraries. If you think no, then you’re like the other half. And if you think yes and no, then you’re like most of them when they’ve had a minute to consider. Happily ever […]