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Acorns and Trees

WARNING: written quickly – likely to contain mistakes and lamentable sentences Week Two of Creative Writing Course for Kids and I was unsure what to do. Last week I had failed to even get round to Where to Start and now it felt too late. Some of the kids have already started the stories they […]

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Interview with celebrity author

Today I’m delighted to have an exclusive interview with comedian/actor/screenwriter and now / children’s author, Daniel Bigdeal. Once the second funniest person in, not one, but two comedy double acts, Daniel gave up his valuable time to talk about his new book, The Amazing Cash Cow. Me: Hi, Daniel, how are you? Daniel: Actually, I’m […]

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NOT WRITER’S BLOCK

I’m struggling to write at the moment. I don’t mean I’m struggling to write this. This is fine, whatever it turns out to be but I’m struggling to write my next book. I’m not calling it “writer’s block” because I don’t really believe in writer’s block and I fear that if I start believing in […]

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How to Ignore Little Celebrities

Fairy tales are harmful to children because they “inculcate a view of the world which includes supernaturalism”, according to Professor Richard Dawkins. This morning, Radio 4 asked Laruen Child to talk about this story. Her difficulty in doing so, I think came from the fact that it is quite clearly utter ignorable nonsense. It’s rather […]

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Fun in the October Sun

So, an excellent day on Saturday at the Denzell Gardens literary festival. Helped by a remarkably warm October’s day, the event was situated in some beautiful gardens. I had two well-attended events and Waterstones were on hand to sell books. Thanks to the organisers for inviting me, to everyone for singing along, to Andy and […]

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Monday 8th August 2011

Having had three books published over the last two months I’m now racing to the end of my new book for Bloomsbury, hoping still to get it published this time next year. Otherwise it won’t be out until 2013. Thankfully I’m on the home straight at last. I just hope that it ends up being […]

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