A series of 10 videos that explore the creative process with 10 of New Zealand’s most highly acclaimed authors and illustrators. With formats varying from interview to following the subjects into schools, the videos offer insights into what makes a great writer or illustrator. Common themes of where they get their ideas, how they became writers and how they work reveal that writing and illustrating books for young New Zealanders is as much a matter of hard graft as inspiration, and that the writer’s own experiences are a big part of their writing.
These videos contribute to the key competencies of Thinking, and Using Language, Symbols and Texts. They are ideal for the English learning area at all levels, covering many Indicators.
Download verions of these videos are available to e-cast education members.
• Brian Falkner
• David Hill
• Gavin Bishop
• Jennifer Beck Lindy Fisher
Kate De Goldi
• Marcia Stenson
• Melanie Drewery
• Tessa Duder
• Vicky Jones
• Katerina Mataira
Kate De Goldi’s love of language is a key to her success as a writer. She talks about how she started writing, how her picture books are created, the challenges in writing picture books, the differences between writing novels and picture books, character development, and the importance of the rhythm and sounds of the words. The importance of reading as a forerunner to her writing.