Author Lisa Williamson inspires creativity

Best-selling YA author Lisa Williamson gave an engaging lunchtime presentation to a group of sixth formers today talking about her life as an actor and author, and about her inspirations for writing her two books published to date The Art of Being Normal and All About Mia.

Lisa then spent the afternoon with year 10 students who also enjoyed her presentation before participating in a character writing workshop focussed on the importance of the background of a character to really make the character and their story come alive. First students spent some time imagining their character then, using prompts, completed a mind map of a range of details about their character, before writing a couple of paragraphs about a moment in that character’s life. Students produced some fantastic work full of sensory detail.

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