Year 3 was treated to a visit by R A Spratt this afternoon. R A Spratt is very well known to many of the girls in Year 3 and for many she is their favourite author.
She has written 14 children’s books including the Nanny Piggins series and the Friday Barnes Girl Detective series. Her presentation was extremely entertaining, especially when she read from Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast-off.
She had many words of advice for budding authors. One of these was to make the title of a book self explanatory so potential readers know what the book is about. Another was to develop a character by thinking about what some of their floors (faults) are as these can be used to motivate the actions of the character. A third literary thought she shared was that your best idea will not necessarily be the first action or event in the book. It might be used in the middle or even the end of the story.