Able Writer’s Day

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Someone asked me what I do on my Able Writers’ Days. In answering, I thought of what I would like to do differently given the opportunity. Having worked with some amazing creative children, I think if I were to summarise my input, it has to be;‘the most creative minds sometimes need a little help getting… Read more »

Worksop Schools

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Another fab school visit. Thank you Norbridge Academy for hosting with children from 4 other schools in the area. What a great day we all had. Thank you for some of your lovely comments and I really felt at the end of the day I had bonded with all the children. I didn’t want to… Read more »

Blue Socks, Bully Socks

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Perhaps I should have been more sensitive. Thought things through before I bought them. It was about identity you see. I was tapping into her identity instead of finding my own. Now bullying isn’t right nor acceptable under any condition, but I remember her face when I strolled up to that school bus. She looked… Read more »

New School Visits page

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I have created a new page for annamckann.com – called School Visits. Before I begin again in 2019 , and before I post anything else on the page, take a look at the image below at one of my first schools from nearly ten tears ago! Cliff School – Wakefield.       Where does… Read more »

What Inspires You?

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What Inspires you?   A question that I ask the children in my creative writing workshop. Some of the answers are awesome. Others quite simple but so beautiful. Like the 9 year old who answered, ‘my dad inspires me.’ Awh!   The dictionary definition of the word inspiration is;- An inspiring or animating action or… Read more »

Able Writers

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Work isn’t hard when you enjoy it, is it? Well that’s not entirely true but it certainly helps when you are fortunate enough to do what you enjoy and even more so, be paid for it. A full day in school with the Authors Abroad Able Writers Programme, is non stop and challenging. Why challenging?… Read more »

Inspiring Costa Kids Writing Competition 2018 – Paragraph leads

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2018 Entry paragraph leads…. Choose from one of the following paragraphs to build your story. Write between 500-800 words not including the lead paragraph. Para 1) Winding his way through the dark shadows of the overgrown trees, a pool of light finally shone through revealing the full grandeur of the house. He quietly approached the… Read more »