top tips from writers

Watch Julia Donaldson in this interview with VOMO Radio and find answers to all those questions you have always wanted to ask Julia: What is the favourite character you have created and why? What is your proudest moment as an author? How does th

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

Ciaran Murtagh, author and screenwriter, gives his top tips on writing for the screen. Ciaran has written for some of our best-loved TV shows, including Dangermouse, Mr. Bean, The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep.

Storyteller and author of The Fabled Beast Chronicles and The Spellchasers Trilogy Lari Don gives her top tips for creating gripping and nail-biting cliffhangers. 

Storyteller and author of The Fabled Beast Chronicles and The Spellchasers Trilogy Lari Don gives her top tips on how to keep a plot moving.  

Storyteller and author of The Fabled Beast Chronicles and The Spellchasers Trilogy Lari Don gives her top tips on how to create great characters. 

Dave Hook, frontman of the hip hop band Stanley Odd, gives advice on how to write your own lyrics and how to make your voice heard. 

If you're looking for top tips and inspirational insights, these videos and resources by the award-winning writer Lari Don will be your first port of call.

In July 2017, poet and literary critic Theresa Munoz visited secondary schools in Teesside, Middlesbrough and Darlington on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

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