The students listened to Mr Saywack’s journey as an author, including his inspirations and how he got started, as well as some informative advice on the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of writing a novel. The students then took part in a workshop, where they were challenged to respond to opening prompts within a short timeframe, and then produce pieces of work developing a given scenario with their own ideas, from two different perspectives. The students were enthusiastic and did some fabulous work, with a wide range of creative ideas on display.
S. S. Saywack is the author of the Mary Finch Mysteries. This comprises of four novels and a small prologue: Mary Finch and the Thief, Mary Finch and the Grey Lady, Mary Finch and the Spy, Mary Finch Endgame and Mary Finch, a Prologue. After a career as a Graphic Designer, then an Art Teacher, he took to writing short stories, flash fiction and novels for middle-grade readers. You can learn more about him here on his website: