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Author Danny Weston

Author Q&A: Danny Weston

April 4, 2018

Danny Weston is a teen horror writer and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Prize. He recently ran a workshop at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre...

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Kjartan Poskitt on writing

Guest blog: “What if…?” The secret of writing a story

March 27, 2018

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of the Murderous Maths series, and has also written about space, puzzles, codes, magic, biographies, five historical...

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10 questions with David Walliams

10 questions with David Walliams

March 16, 2018

What do David Walliams and our National Young Writers’ Awards have in common? They are both celebrating 10 year anniversaries! David has been an...

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Author Q&A: Julia Gray

March 14, 2018

We were excited to welcome Julia Gray, author of the young adult novel ‘The Otherlife’, to our Brixton centre to run a creative writing...

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Author Q&A: Jason Wallace

March 8, 2018

Jason Wallace’s incredible first novel ‘Out of Shadows’ won the Costa Children’s Book Award! We were lucky enough to catch up with...

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Steve Backshall

Q&A with Steve Backshall!

March 28, 2017

The judge for our National Young Writers’ Awards this year is none other than ‘Deadly 60’ author and presenter, Steve...

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Gracie Harding_NYWA winner

National Young Writer 2016 reflects on her win!

March 15, 2017

With this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards in full swing, we caught up with 2016 winner, Gracie Harding, on writing her story and...

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Love learning this half term

Top tips for writing at home

August 15, 2016

The summer holidays can be a great time to encourage children to practise their writing skills while having fun at the same time! Here are some tops...

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EL Maths 2 Mobile

Four steps to creative writing for children

April 8, 2016

Most school subjects seem to have a definite path to success, but is it also true of creative writing? With the arrival of the National Young...

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Alex Boxall

Writing tips from the Young Writer of the Year 2015

March 29, 2016

12 year old Alex Boxall was last year’s winner of the National Young Writers’ Awards. With our 2016 competition now open for entries, we asked...

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