Subjects taught by Alan:
Writing for Children
Alan began writing Young Adult fiction inspired by his reading as a publishing copywriter at Walker Books, where he worked for many years. Having children of his own was the inspiration for his picture books and young fiction.
He is now an award-winning author of one hundred books for children of all ages – from picture books to young adult thrillers. He writes poetry and prose across many different genres. His bestselling titles include Burger Boy, Always and Forever, Dear Tooth Fairy, Game Boy, and Blood.
His teaching style is based on his own writing experience, sharing techniques and strategies that have worked for him over the years. Whatever your writing experience, Alan’s interactive, informal but well-informed approach is designed to help you develop your skills as a storyteller for children – whether you are writing for a specific child, to explore events from your own childhood, or with an ambition to be a published author.