Ever wondered what it takes to write a book? Where do authors find their inspiration? How do they make their writing more interesting? What makes a character come alive? How long does it take to write a book? Is it hard to write a whole book? How do books get illustrated? What happens after an author gives their book to a publisher? Is writing stories a fun job?
Well, here's a free, enquiry-based group writing activity. Get your class together and decide on three interesting questions you'd love to ask a real children's author – and our authors will respond within two days with personalised answers to any questions your young readers have.
It's a simple, rewarding and quick way to engage, inspire and ignite young imaginations in your class – and to learn about books and how they are created. So get a group together, brainstorm some questions, and get in touch*.
For privacy and safety, we will only respond to emails from teachers with an appropriate school email suffix. Please do not include any personal details, such as student surnames. Your email will not be used for any other reason apart from answering your class's queries. We offer this as a genuine classroom activity - it is free, informative and a fun way to engage young readers and writers. We will do our best to have a personalised response to you and your class within 24-48 hours.