Here's where you can find out about some of my ongoing projects
FICTION FIRST AID
Fiction First Aid is a creative writing and literacy consultancy for primary and secondary schools with a difference
These tailor-made workshops and writing programmes are developed with each school to identify the specific literacy needs of the children. Led by The Word Doctor and delivered through exciting drama and story-telling, with the aid of interactive exercises and stimulating resources, Fiction First Aid is sure to capture the imagination of our next generation of writers.
Whether writing is suffering from a lack of imagination or overly descriptive prose - whatever the symptom - Fiction First Aid will work in close partnership with your school to find the cure.
For more information, please visit www.fictionfirstaid.co.uk
reBook was set up to research whether reviews of books using online video platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo could impact upon the ways in which young people engage with books. The reviews are written for young people to help them make informed choices about the types of books they read, to encourage them to read books they might not have come across before, and to encourage a love for reading.
The reviews offer a standardised rating for each book as well as information and extracts in order to engage readers and help them make the right choices when it comes to reading.
I have been working closely with local schools and libraries to research and promote this project. I have facilitated focus groups with some schools and with others, teachers are interested in using the reviews in the classroom and getting the pupils to create their own online reviews.
If you would like your school to be involved with the project, please do not hesitate to contact me!
To find out more information about the reBook project,
follow the links below:
Youtube: search rebookreview
PAPERLESS: A VICTORIAN eBOOK
I am currently writing a prototype of a Victorian eBook/Graphic Novel using Dr Verity Hunt's research into Victorian technologies and how these imagined a paperless future.
The project is currently under development, working closely with a great cross-faculty team at the University of Southampton, including computer programmers and an illustrator, Joe Lyward. Keep an eye out for further information coming soon!
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