Some writers work best when they carefully plan out all the details of their story before they begin.
Others don’t plan much at all, but prefer to just … write and see what happens!
In this lesson, we’ll hear from Ailsa and Andrew about different ways to write a story - from plotting and planning, to flying by the seat of your pants!
Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of books for young readers, most notably the best-selling Real Pigeons series with illustrations by Ben Wood.
He is a regular presenter on the schools circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing life and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books.
Ailsa Wild is an author, performer and community artist.
Her writing includes junior fiction and YA, and she also works with scientists to translate complex science into compelling illustrated narrative picture books.
Ailsa lives in Melbourne with her partner, her son and two little fish.
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