On Friday 11th May a group of students were able to travel to Menzies College in order to sit in on two presentations by New Zealand/ Australian Author, Ella West. During her first presentation she outlined how to write an interesting story and how the characters should progress through it. Ella West also gave us the tools to create and define our own hero or protagonist that we could put into our own stories. During the second presentation she answered questions from the students about how she became an award winning author, how long it takes to write a novel, how to find out which genre you are most suited to and how to find the motivation to keep writing large amounts. I would encourage any student wondering about becoming a writer to take advantage of any opportunity similar to this one as it was an incredibly informative, interactive and interesting experience.
Kerrin Bone - Year 13