I usually teach my subject using a title for every class, for example. Lesson One: Characters. Lesson Two: Setting. Lesson Three: Voice. I have many handouts and the subject is broken up for critiquing prose. So if I were teaching the Writing A Children's Novel course, I would set a pupil a writing exercise or they would write a piece of their novel, and everyone would send their work to each other to be critiqued and discussed for the next class
I studied for a (BA) Hons. Creative Writing degree and (MA) Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, gaining representation from Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson.
As a tutor of Creative Writing, I teach at Kilve Court Residential Education Centre for gifted and talented children, and Somerset Skills and Learning tutoring adults on the Writing Books for Children course. I live with my husband and two young children in the countryside.
• MA Writing for Young People. (high 2.1) September 2011 – June 2013. Head of Art Department for our writer's anthology. Published May 2013. This helped me to establish my representation with Darley Anderson TV Literary and Film Agency for my children's mystery novel.
• BA (Hons) Creative Writing (high 2.1) September 2008 – June 2011
• Somerset College of Arts and Technology, Access Humanities: English and History: September 2007-June 2008
• Somerset College of Arts and Technology, AQA: English (C) September 2007-2008:
• Somerset College of Arts and Technology: OCR, Adult Literacy: May 2007.
• Somerset College of Arts and Technology: OCR, Maths: May 2007
• Tutor at Somerset Skills & Learning, teaching all around Somerset to those who want to learn creative writing, and writing for young people.
• Tutor at Kilve Court for gifted and talented children ages six to twelve. Creative Writing and Arts (concealed information) October 2010-Present day. This is weekend based and spread over the year, so teaching will not clash with my focussed job.
• Little Doorways: This is my own business where I attend arts and craft fairs/ fun days around Somerset and sell little wooden door/wall hangings. I am hired for birthday parties where I tie in Creative Writing workshops to the Arts if making fairy doors. June 2016-present day. (concealed information)
• Waterstones Children’s Book Seller, working in a busy environment over Christmas, helping customers find the right books and having the knowledge of the current children’s book industry.
• Store Supervisor: Chandni Chowk, selling Bangladesh clothes, managing the store and studying the ancient techniques of block work printing and vegetable dyes. January 2011 – April 2015
• Staff Writer for So, What’s on Somerset magazine. (concealed information) April 2010 – March 2012. This allowed me to write book reviews for a local, quarterly magazine.
• Krackers Comic Shop: Selling limited addition collectables, role play and gaming books, comics and toys. This role included keeping up to date with the gaming manufacturers and the latest films, graphic novels and comic cons. January 2009 – September 2011
Work Experience and Internships
• Bloomsbury Publishing. Children’s Editorial Department: proofreading manuscripts, attending meetings and administration. Sending proofs back to authors and agents: February – March 2013
• Stewarding for the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature: September 2012 & 2013.
• Future Publishing, SFX magazine: Two week Internship in Bath writing reviews, answering fan mail and typing up audio interviews with authors, actors & actresses: August 2011
• Bath Literary Festival: A group of us ran an installation in Milsom Place, Bath called The Little Word Shop. I hired Beth Webb, children’s author of thirteen published novels, for the day to tell stories to children. February 27th - 7th March 2010
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