Webinars and Masterclasses
Author Tristan Bancks delivered masterclasses this term and inspired us all to start writing. Some of his tips for writing a successful book were quite unique and will set our students on the path to making their writing more engaging. We heard about the news stories that inspired two of his most successful books and personal experiences that are woven into all his stories.
When asked about writers block and staying motivated, Tristan shared some unusual strategies that he uses to keep his writing flowing. He spoke of music soundtracks unique to each book that he compiles and listens to whilst writing, collages of visual stimuli related to the story, and writing using different formats (electronic notes, typewriter, PC, hand written notes and voice recordings are just some of the formats he uses). He also advocated taking your writing outdoors and pitching your story ideas to others to gauge their viability and improve on the concepts.