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Various bestselling children's authors discuss how they start the writing process. They discuss the importance of single moments and events in providing them with ideas for plots. They stress the importance of story openings and explain how long they spend on that section.
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12 November 2008

Classroom Ideas

Show this clip at the beginning of a lesson before students start to write, as a means of emphasising the importance of planning, and to show them how bestselling authors have constructed their plots.