Robin Stevens – best known for her brilliant Murder Most Unladylike series of books, in which two young girls form a detective agency and solve a succession of grisly crimes – joins presenter Helen Mulley to talk about how to plan plots, edit your own writing and deal with those times when the words just won’t come!
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Murder Most Unladylike is suitable for readers aged 9–12, and the resources pack based around this episode has been designed to be used primarily with Years 5 and 6 or equivalent. Download the pack, for free, at bit.ly/AIYCRobinresources – whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or anyone who cares about inspiring the magic of writing in young people!
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 the author reading from their own work.
Section 1 starts at 00:00
Section 2 starts at 16:03
Section 3 starts at 25:17
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