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Mongol by Uuganaa Ramsay

A journey from loss and prejudice to belonging ‘An enthralling tale beautifully written’ Sheila Grant ‘Extremely interesting …emotionally engaging.’ Stuart...

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Writing for the Under 7s

There is nothing more infectious than laughter and enthusiasm and Kirsty, from Waterstones, gave us enough of both last night to light the blue touch paper of a new writing year. She confessed to being nervous but within moments her passion for children’s books shone through and nerves were forgotten. She brought a treasure trove of her favourites and used them to illustrate the points she...

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Greta’s BBC Monologue

My gran used to tell me, ‘Aim for the stars, you may hit the lamp post.’ As some of you already know, in December 2012 a monologue I had submitted to BBC was short-listed for the Comedy Monologue for new writers initiative. I was ecstatic but cautious. At the end of April, I received confirmation that my monologue had been accepted – it was now ‘rabbit in the headlights’ time! Flora...

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Children’s Picture Book Layout

Scissors for the String   1. Mr Winterbottom with bales of straw tied with twine. Tiger asleep nearby. Mr Winterbottom, the Safari Park keeper was putting out fresh straw for the animals. ‘Tiger,’ he said, ‘tell Bill I want a pair of scissors to cut the string.’ 2. Tiger, just woken up, looking confused. Monkey high up in tree. Tiger was enjoying a snooze. ‘Uh – er – right away,’ he yawned....

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