Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Book Week – Lindy Davis (Author)

lindy davis coolkids & kree

Today Lindy Davis visited our school to talk to the seniors about how to write a story. She is the author of an adventurous thriller and mystery book called The Golden Scarab. Lindy told us that  writing a story is similar to baking a cake. This is what you need:

Creative idea = recipe

Plot = flour

Characters = eggs

Action/Romance/Mystery = sugar & spice

Introduction

Conclusion

Then you put the cake in the oven and wait for it to bake, same as submitting a book for publishing and waiting for acceptance. And after a while, you have a really delicious cake to enjoy or a really exciting book to share.

Lindy read us a whole chapter from The Golden Scarab which was so exciting that we cannot wait to read the rest.

At the end Room 8 Coolkids and Mrs Raman were happy to have taken a photo with our Kiwi author Lindy Davis.

THANK YOU MRS DAVIS – and we hope to have many many more wonderful books from you.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's awesome stimulus for the kids. Keep up the fun schooling . Books fire the imagination. Great photo 2.

Rich

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea with the recipe. very original and would inspire kids. Also loved the photo 2!

Mark said...

My 2 cents worth...
Introduction = An idea of what you want to serve for the cake.
Conclusion = A great ending to a great meal!