- Plot and structure
- Author Practicalities
- Style and Language
These were all linked to my books in some way but not overly. After writing these, I contacted the school and asked what they would like me to do from this list and asked if there was anything else that would be of interest to them. They were pleased with what I was offering and also requested that I do a workshop on 'Persuasive writing' which I duly did.
By listening to the needs of the school, and planning for these, I think both the school and I got more out of the workshops. As one teacher wrote on my website, "Thanks for coming and running a session with my yr 8 class. They really enjoyed being taught by a 'real live author'. I've downloaded your book and it's now on my summer reading list."
Everyone's a winner!