School Program Story by Yvonne Mes
Karen started her session with an amazing story of mystery and suspense with the children following right behind her, until ...
She left the spell-bound Year 5 and 6 students waiting to see what would happen next. Karen cleverly used this cliff-hanger of an unopened door to introduce her books. But she remembered to check in with the students later to hear what worlds they had created of their own.
Karen schedules daily daydreaming as part of her work as an author, using this time to let her mind wander and let the ideas flow in.
To help her visualise her setting and build her worlds, Karen draws her own maps or uses historical maps. She says: ‘Good writers are explorers and always keep adding details to their worlds’.
Children asked question after question, showing their interest in world building, writing and publishing and soaked up her experience of many years as an author.
Blogging Team 2017