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Archives for May 2019

Creative Writing Workshops for Kids – Summer 2019

Creative Writing Summer Workshops at Storymakers This summer, I will be running one week of workshops for 7-10 year-olds and in addition, a week of English Revision for Year 5’s. Please go to the Storymakers website to book. The summer holiday creative writing bootcamp is back. Book ... READ the POST

Life and Happiness

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one you’re gonna get.” Remember who said that? It was Forrest Gump. I love that film don’t you? I find it impossible to say that quote, though, without adding the southern lilt (even if it’s in my head). I love the idea of ... READ the POST

How our senses can evoke memories

French novelist, Marcel Proust, famously wrote about the childhood memories that came flooding back to him when he dipped a Madeleine in a cup of tea. He had been feeling down up until this point, but the taste of the cake evoked in him, memories of being a child when he spent time at his ... READ the POST

Rituals and the importance of routine

My thoughts for today are on the importance of rituals and routine. We’re creatures of habit are we not? When the children were small, they needed a routine in place for them. It was so much easier on us all if we knew what to expect out of our day. As an adult, I find my days go much ... READ the POST

Thoughts on being an introvert

I’ve been thinking a lot recently, about being an introvert and what that means. I guess that’s something an introvert might typically do, but it’s helped me gain an understanding of the type of person I truly am. I often joke, there’s a reason why I’m a writer and not a public speaker, but ... READ the POST

Chiddingstone Castle Literary Fair

Over the May Bank Holiday, I took part in the Chiddingstone Castle Literary Fair. The fair, which takes place both inside the castle and around the ground, runs from Saturday to Tuesday and this was it’s fourth year. I was there on Family Day, running workshops with my children’s creative ... READ the POST

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"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
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2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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