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Stewart Ross Writing Workshop
21st September 2016

Stewart Ross has written a lot of books! He is a published author of over 300 titles, including prize-winning books for younger readers, novels, plays, three librettos, a musical and many widely acclaimed works on history and sport.

Yardley Court Year 5, Derwent Lodge Years 5 & 6 and Capel Primary Year 6 were captivated and entertained by Stewart’s view on writing for fun and engaging the reader. He had so much good advice that it’s impossible to write it all down. Just remember, writers, be Correct, Clear, Colourful, Original, Varied and never use the word “whilst”! It might be worth giving pandas a wide berth too.

Some photos from Stewart’s visit to Somerhill can be viewed at


You can see Stewart talking about his writing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBMIIg3s0nQ

If your children were lucky enough to participate in the writing workshop with Stewart yesterday then ask them about describing Barbie!



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