Alex Keller,author of a genre called ‘Steam Punk’ - a sort of Victorian science fiction came to visit us on Friday. He has written a few books: Rewired, Haywired and The Order of the Furnace. He led an assembly and then individual workshops for the children. In one class, he worked on fantasy stories with the children. He got them to think about interesting characters, settings and plots and about linking story beginnings, middles and endings. Children had to really try to get their character's perspectives across via their thoughts, feelings and actions. The children thoroughly enjoyed producing some great fantasy story writing from their experience. He was very entertaining and the children found out all sorts of things about what it’s like to be an author as well as finding out tips for creating good stories.
Slinfold Primary School