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Best-selling crime author’s message to Norwich students: Find writing inspiration in everyday life

PUBLISHED: 14:55 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:01 18 October 2018

Best-selling author Robin Stevens speaks to students at Jane Austen College in Norwich. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Best-selling author Robin Stevens speaks to students at Jane Austen College in Norwich. Picture: Inspiration Trust

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A group of Norwich students learned some tips of the book trade during a visit by a best-selling author.

Best-selling author Robin Stevens speaks to students at Jane Austen College in Norwich. Picture: Inspiration TrustBest-selling author Robin Stevens speaks to students at Jane Austen College in Norwich. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Robin Stevens, the writer behind young adult detective series Murder Most Unladylike, shared some of her top tips for a thrilling plot line with students from Jane Austen College and The Hewett Academy.

Ms Stevens spoke to year seven students about the setting of her latest novel, Death In The Spotlight, and how it was inspired by a mysterious discovery during a backstage visit to London’s Palace Theatre.

The book is the seventh in the best-selling series, which stars schoolgirl sleuths Daisy and Hazel.

California-born writer Ms Stevens advised the students to look for creative inspiration in their own lives and encouraged aspiring writers to keep up their hobby. “Just practise, practise, practise and your writing will get better and better,” she said.

Books from best-selling author Robin Stevens, during her visit to Jane Austen College in Norwich to speak to students. Picture: Inspiration TrustBooks from best-selling author Robin Stevens, during her visit to Jane Austen College in Norwich to speak to students. Picture: Inspiration Trust

Thanking Ms Stevens for her visit, librarian Robert Welton said: “The Jane Austen and Hewett students thoroughly enjoyed her talk and we’re looking forward to seeing how it inspires their creative writing.”

Books for Schools

Our Books for Schools Campaign is well underway and hundreds of schools across the region have already signed up to win their share of £20,000 worth of free books.

With over 700 titles to choose from the campaign is helping primary schools restock their libraries and encouraging children to get reading.

The campaign is free to take part in and schools will receive £100 worth of free books per 1,000 tokens collected, with a bonus £2,500 for the four top collecting schools.

Books for schools follows in the footsteps of our successful Sports for Schools campaign earlier this year, which saw £20,000 worth of sports equipment given away to schools across Norfolk and Waveney.

There is still time to register your school for the giveaway.

To sign up and start collecting simply visit http://www.edp24.co.uk/going-out/books-for-schools-2018-free-books-for-schools-1-5702193 and fill out our online form.

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