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  1. harriet43 says:

    Hi Tonianne,OF COURSE YOU CAN!!!!!!

  2. Tonianne says:

    Hi harriet thanks
    And i keep thinking of questions
    But these will be things to look at after i have rite my story
    Once i have rite my story can i get back to you andnask you ?

    Thanks toni
    Short for tonianne
    Try to write with hetty on my shoulder hetty is my hamster

  3. harriet43 says:

    Hi Tonianne,
    Of course – no problem. Oh, and hello to Hetty!

  4. Tonianne says:

    Thanks harriet you have been a great help
    Toni-Anne xxxxxxxxx

  5. Leah hadley says:

    Hi, today you came to my school . Which is sandwell academy and I really felt intriged to read your book. So when I came straight back from home I order one of your books . I ordered the boy that fell down exit 43 . Can’t wait to read it. And I can’t what to see what your next book is .

  6. harriet43 says:

    Hi Leah, So glad you enjoyed today and have ordered one of my books! Hope you really like it!

  7. maya shower says:

    You came to my school on Wednesday 28th February and you made me realise that with hard work and perseverance, there’s a lot you can accomplish in life. You also made me realise that any thing is possible if you put your full heart content into anything. I look forward to reading

  8. Alaina Gibbons says:

    Hi Harriet I g to the same school as Leah Hadley and you are so inspirational I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to make my writing have more depth and meaning to it please it would be much appreciated. Thank you

  9. harriet43 says:

    Hi Alaina. So glad I inspired you. Some tips: know your characters inside-out before you start writing (I have a special character questionnaire for this purpose), plan your story before you start, and work on a really arresting opening. Hope this helps!

  10. harriet43 says:

    Hi Maya, I am so pleased I made you feel that and wish you the very best of luck in all you choose to do!

  11. maya shower says:

    Hi Harriet, thank you for taking the time to reply to my message, if it isn’t a hassle may you please give me a few ideas about how I can make my writing more intriguing to read and how to make the story more lively and not dull and boring. Kind Regards: maya x

  12. harriet43 says:

    Hi Maya, I would recommend starting with a really great opening: present your reader with an unusual situation or an exciting action sequence (or both!) and make sure your reader is asking plenty of questions. Also, know your characters inside-out before you start writing. Hope this helps!

  13. maya shower says:

    Hi Harriet, thank you for your advice, it’s a great help. Wishing you the best with your career:maya shower

  14. Phoebe says:

    Thank you for coming to talk with us the book is great. THANK YOU.

  15. harriet43 says:

    Hi Phoebe, You were brilliant today. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

  16. Asha says:

    Thank you for working with me at the workshop that you did for us at Holden Clough. Me and Shauna really enjoyed it! We really learnt a lot from it and I will use what I’ve learnt in all my stories.

    all the best
    Asha Patel

  17. harriet43 says:

    Hello Asha, Thank you for being a wonderful student today. I was very impressed with both you and Shauna. Keep writing!

  18. Ella O says:

    Hi Harriet,
    You came into my school today(Riverside Primary school).
    I was the one who put her hand up to be a show off and then kept getting what you told me to do wrong. I just wanted to say thank you. You gave me loads of great tips and really inspired me to write. The words just flowed through my head and I couldn’t stop writing when you came in. This is a section of what I wrote when you came:

    A plane, a crash, terror. 80 crushes: 26 bones, 54 people. The windows of the skyscraper came shattering down on my head, and then……
    What happened the day before I couldn’t remember. All I know is I’ve lost everything I once new. Everything given to me, everybody who cared for me, everyone I loved, gone.

    Do you have any tips for me? Please let me know because I really want to make my writing the best it can be!

    Thank you so much again for coming in and using your humor and tips to inspire so many young people to write!
    From Ella.

  19. harriet43 says:

    Hi Ella, Thank you for your lovely message. You were great when you came up to the front of the class! I like your story opening very much: just keep going with it. You have a natural sense of rhythm. Imagine yourself inside the narrator’s head, and you can’t go far wrong. So glad I inspired you, and hope to come back to Riverside again one day. It is a truly lovely school. H x

  20. Ella O says:

    Thank you so much Harriet!

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