Recent posts – Page 135

  • Read it again!

    No matter how many book choices presented to them, some children constantly request the same book. Their favourite phrase is, ‘again’. Even if you’ve just finished a book, they’re desperate to hear it again. And chances are, it’s the same book they’ll be looking for tomorrow. In the mind of the...

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  • Pupils in James Young High School library

    Helping autistic pupils to use the library

    This week, school librarian Kateri Wilson describes how she helped autistic pupils to engage with the library at James Young High School, West Lothian. How do you encourage autistic pupils to use the library and gain information handling skills when they can’t yet cope with mainstream lessons? At...

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  • NaNoWriMo: So The Deadline's Looming...Feeling Stressed?

    The NaNoWriMo deadline is fast approaching. How is your word count? Not high enough? If this is the case, you might be feeling a bit stressed. If you’re not sure whether you are stressed, Richard S. Lazarus (expert) says that stress is when a person perceives that "demands exceed the personal and...

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  • Calling all Book Groups!

    Could you be our Book Group of the Month? Each month on Book Talk we will be featuring a selected Book Group, and if you are part of a group that meets regularly to talk about books, we want to hear from you! Whether you are a genre book group, or like an eclectic mix, or whether you all read the...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Still Stuck? SBT Come To The Rescue...Again

    Feeling Stuck? Staff at SBT have some suggestions - some more serious than others - that might help... Marion Bourbouze (Head of Marketing) : Get someone to write your novel for you. Then edit/improve. (Sneaky). Paul Gallagher (Website Editor) : Have several writing projects going on at once, even...

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  • NaNoWriMo: Develop A Writing Routine... or Adopt One of These

    “Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.” William G. Golding Although creative types don't generally like the idea of order and organisation, a writing routine will help you...

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