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Dynamite Inspiration for Sarum

by Michael Ford last modified 24 Feb, 2015 11:11 AM

Sixth Form pupils at Sarum Academy were joined recently by Novelist Jason Hewitt, author of 'The Dynamite Room', to explore the working practices of a published author.

Jason spent a number of hours with A-Level English pupils speaking about his experiences and leading them through a writing workshop. Pupils were inspired to think about all aspects of writing, from the birth of a story, right through to how to get published.

Megan Ridgers, Deputy Head Girl at the Academy, gained fresh insight into some of the hard work that goes into writing a novel and commented “I couldn’t believe the extremes he went to for research, including taking Czech lessons!”

Mrs Ruth Dupuy, English Teacher commented “Jason was an inspirational speaker and the pupils were literally spellbound for two hours. It gave them a great appreciation of how a book ends up in their hands; Jason gave us a real insight into the creative writing process, with lots of humorous anecdotal stories about himself and his literary friends.”

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