Amazingly I am at the final chapter of The Bag. Now some of you might say "That's taken a while" and you would be right. The first book took about eight months to write in 20 minute slot and was 175 pages long the second took longer and was 350 pages long or so. The Bag brings it all together and at the moment is about 450 pages but I'm nearly there!
I wonder which of the characters will be the first to die though?
Neil Gaiman is a legend and I quote "Writing a Novel is like driving through the fog with one headlight out, you can't see very far ahead of yourself but every now and again the mists will clear." This is the most profound statement on writing that I have ever heard. This is exactly what it is like when writing.
My aim in these workshops is to make it easier for children to understand how to write a story. So D J Cattrell is not just about books but about giving kids practical easy structures to understand all aspects of stories and how important they are in life from newspaper articles to Greek Myths around television programmes and over the hill of history. Stories are what we are, how we remember our world and how we make sense of it.
Wednesday 17th August 2016