Local author, Ben Davis, writer of such novels as ‘The Private Blog Of Joe Cowley’, ‘What’s That In Dog Years ?’ and ‘My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral !’ has produced a 30 minute writing workshop exclusively for Friary School students.

The 30 minute workshop offers tips on where to draw inspiration from for your writing and how to develop initial ideas into fully-fledged narratives. He shares a number of readings from some of his novels and even sets you his own writing challenge.

The link to the workshop is here: https://youtu.be/Ej6Tmi0XQqk

You can read more about Ben’s superb work at www.bendavisauthor.com and as a quick biography:

“Ben Davis writes funny books for older children and teenagers. His first book, The Private Blog of Joe Cowley series has been hailed as a Wimpy Kid for a new generation. He has also written standalone books for younger readers, like the supervillain tale, Danny Dread, and the critically acclaimed My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral.

Before he became a published author, Ben wrote jokes and sketches for radio shows and various other bits and bobs. When he’s not writing, he regularly visits schools and leads creative writing workshops.

These days, Ben lives with his wife and son in Staffordshire and in his spare time, likes to put his dog in daft costumes.”

Simon Daniels, Head of English, said: “Although I am disappointed that Ben Davis wasn’t able to visit The Friary School in person this year, this recorded workshop is still an exciting and unique opportunity for our students. The Friary School is lucky to have many budding writers across the year groups and this workshop will not only benefit them, but all of our students in improving their creative writing.”

Simon Daniels, Head of English, said:”We are delighted to be working with Ben and are looking forward to getting feedback on his workshop. This is part of our World Book Day celebrations and we are keen to inspire a new generation of authors from our work.”