Best known for walking on the darker side of fiction, with his Dead Trilogy, David’s writing also includes dark fantasy and books for under-confident readers. He has written for the Project X reading scheme and also worked as a ghost writer for an international best-selling author. He also has a four-book series on Kindle written specifically to help children discover classic works, such as Treasure Island and A Christmas Carol.
David’s school visits cover everything from using our senses to improve our writing, how music and sound can change what and how we write, to a fail-safe way to plan any story. He also runs numerous workshops covering simple editing techniques to help children improve their work.
A number of church-based schools have employed David’s services to provide prayer-writing activities in addition to the usual creative writing. For secondary schools David has been known to provide specific workshops on war, as well as creating effective and exciting fight scenes.
Well known for his lively presentation, David brings with him an array of props and activities, including story cubes, play dough, and even a strange ventriloquist dummy he found hiding at a carboot sale, to make a day of focused creative writing fly by. David’s presentations are funny, high energy and incredibly gripping for children of all ages. His writing workshops can cover creative writing, fiction, non-fiction, even prayer writing!
One of the most adaptable authors in the UK, David is definitely someone to consider if you have a particular topic in mind and would like a professional author to come and put his spin on things and get your children off to the perfect start.
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