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Writing books for young people

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Richard Jefferies Museum

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6AA

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Elen Caldecott leads this exciting workshop for children's book writers, new or experienced. Maybe you've a great idea for a story, but aren't sure how to start writing. Or perhaps you've lost your mojo in the middle of a manuscript. This half-day workshop will start with the basics of writing a good story for children, then build on that with exercises to keep the momentum going. We'll use examples from texts and respond playfully so your writing puts its best foot forward.

Elen Caldecott is a children’s writer, known for her Marsh Road Mysteries. She has also co-written Evie's Magic Bracelet, the first book in a sensational seven-book series with Jessica Ennis-Hill. Elen graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People. It was while working at a museum that Elen realised there is a way to steal anything if you think about it hard enough - and so her debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was born. The book was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award. It was was followed by How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini. Operation Eiffel Tower is Elen's third novel for Bloomsbury. Elen also eaches Creative Writing for Young People at Bath Spa Univrsity where she is currently working towards her PhD in the subject

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