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If you’re a teacher who wants to inspire brilliant writing in your classroom, this series of ‘virtual author visits’ features advice and ideas from some of the world’s best children’s writers, with every episode supported by free resources from plazoom.com!

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    • Education
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

If you’re a teacher who wants to inspire brilliant writing in your classroom, this series of ‘virtual author visits’ features advice and ideas from some of the world’s best children’s writers, with every episode supported by free resources from plazoom.com!

    Keeping up the Pace, with Jason Rohan

    Keeping up the Pace, with Jason Rohan

    An action-packed adventure with amazing characters and a gripping storyline is tricky to write, but this is precisely what Jason Rohan manages to do with the first book in his new high-octane series - S.T.E.A.L.T.H: Access Denied. And in this thrilling episode of AIYC, he explains exactly how...

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/JRohanpack.

    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Jason reading from S.T.E.A.L.T.H: Access Denied.

    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 16:15
    Section 3 starts at 31:47

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    • 40 min
    Collecting Ideas for Characters, with Lisa Thompson

    Collecting Ideas for Characters, with Lisa Thompson

    Coming up with new ideas for characters is one of the most enjoyable - and challenging - tasks facing established authors and young writers alike. In this episode of AIYC, Lisa Thompson talks to Helen about her latest novel, The Graveyard Riddle, which features some familiar faces alongside a new creation or two, and explains how she 'magpies' ideas all the time, in case they might one day end up in a story.

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/LThompsonpack. This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Lisa reading from The Graveyard Riddle.

    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 10.32 
    Section 3 starts at 22.49



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    • 31 min
    Fearless Fairy Tales, with Konnie Huq

    Fearless Fairy Tales, with Konnie Huq

    It's so important that children are able to see themselves in books - which is why Konnie Huq's Fearless Fairy Tales is an important, as well as a wildly funny and enjoyable, read; and her chat with Helen in this episode is a riot of joyful positivity from start to finish!

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/KHuqpack.

    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Konnie reading from Fearless Fairy Tales.

    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 11.28
    Section 3 starts at 24.16




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    • 31 min
    Combining Worlds, with Justin Somper

    Combining Worlds, with Justin Somper

    Justin Somper drops into AIYC to explain how he got the idea to blend myth and history in his fantastic Vampirates series - and issues a musical challenge to listeners!


    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/JSomperpack.


    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Justin reading from the first Vampirates book: Demons of the Ocean.


    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 14:13
    Section 3 starts at 28:57


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    • 38 min
    Create a Supervillain, with Liz Pichon

    Create a Supervillain, with Liz Pichon

    Liz Pichon - creator of the wildly popular Tom Gates series - puts down her pens for long enough to chat with Helen about her latest book, Shoe Wars... and just how much fun it is to write a real villain! 

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCLPichonpack.

    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Liz reading an extract from Shoe Wars.

    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 10:04
    Section 3 starts at 21:52

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    • 27 min
    Stewing Up a Story, with Maz Evans

    Stewing Up a Story, with Maz Evans

    Best-selling (although she REALLY doesn't like to talk about it...) author Maz Evans joins Helen for a joyful, inspiring and wonderfully daft discussion about all things writing-related; and why there's no such thing as a child who 'can't write a story'.

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCMEvanspack. This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Maz reading an extract from Vi Spy.

    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 12:53
    Section 3 starts at 25:25

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    • 34 min

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