Children & young adult book author Karen McCombie visits Bishop’s and runs a creative writing workshop
Here is what two of our Year 8 pupils thought about it.
Today the author Karen McCombie came to our school. She gave lovely assemblies to most of the year groups. Karen is a great author whose hundredth book will come out in February. She gave us an insight into what it’s really like to be an author and exposed many of the myths, to put it into her own words, about her job. In the afternoon, some of us had a workshop with her on writing suspense. She gave us a couple of steps to help us create suspense but also reminded us that there were other ways to build tension. Karen is an amazing writer and it was really nice to speak to her and get some tips.
Jo Anthony, Year 8
Children & young adult book author Karen McCombie, visited Bishop’s this week and what a great experience! During her visit, we got to ask questions and learn how Karen McCombie became the great author she is today, having written 99 children’s books. It was followed by a workshop in which we learned how to write a short suspenseful story in 4 simple steps. I really enjoyed this because it has helped me learn how to improve the writing my stories. I also bought one of Karen McCombie’s books which she signed and dedicated to me and can’t wait to read it!
Gabriella Kehagias, Year 8