‘I write fluidly, imaginatively and with great certainty late at night, and in the morning, with caution, trying to unpick my thought processes.’
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‘To write well it’s essential to know who you’re writing for; this is true for any writing genre, from children’s fiction to academic essays. ‘
‘I print a chunk of the synopsis which relates to the next day’s writing and attach another sheet on which I write brief notes as I go over my research.’
Becca Heddle on the challenges and pleasures of writing educational books for children, based on phonetic schemes.