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Eamonn Reilly Author Visit

On Monday 5th December, Charnwood had a special visit from children's author, E.R. Reilly. He shared some of his books with the children, discussing writing challenges, followed by a question and answer session at the end. Please remember if you would like to order any of Eamonn's books, you must send the slip into school by Thursday at the latest.


Q and A:

Q: How do you come up with the ideas?

A: I always start with the characters, not the events. You find that readers don't care as much about the events as they do the characters; they care what happens to those characters.

Q: What inspires your stories?

A: Every day life inspires me to write my stories, listening to people and just everyday events!

Q: Which is your favourite of your own books?

A: The Ghost of the Nazareth House - my new one is also my favourite.

Q: Who is your favourite author?

A: Jacqueline Wilson

Q: How long does it take you to write a book?

A: Around a year from the initial idea to publishing it.