Summer Reading Club
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Goodbye from me!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2018 by laura -

  I can’t quite believe we are at the end of our Summer! Where did all the time go? I’ve had such a fabulous time sharing some of my writing tips and tricks with you, as well as chatting all about stories and sport–two of my favourite things!     Enjoy your last few days […]

Taking the Glory!

Posted on: January 21st, 2018 by laura -

  Hi Everyone! I remember it vividly. It was a warm summer’s morning. The air was thick with the promise of an afternoon storm. The flies buzzed around our nostrils and ears. The outer fieldsmen swiped them away lazily. We’d been out on the field for what seemed like hours. Our team had made a […]

Virtual Game On

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by laura -

  Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week getting outside in the summer sunshine! I was one of four kids growing up. There are three girls in my family and one boy. Funnily enough, I tended to play with my brother more than my sisters. We had a lot in common–handball, […]

Game Rules

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by laura -

  Hello, Summer readers! Every game has rules. And if you don’t keep the rules, the game doesn’t work. When writing a story, it’s important to know about your subject matter. This is one of the rules of writing. Because if you are writing a story and you haven’t done your research, then your story […]

Cheats and Sabotage!

Posted on: December 31st, 2017 by laura -

  Happy New Year Everyone! Nobody likes a cheat in a game, right? But writing villains into a story is tremendous fun! Sometimes I think writing an evil character can be even more fun than forming your hero! What makes a good villain in a story? For me, I love a villain who doesn’t play […]

Winners and Losers

Posted on: December 24th, 2017 by laura -

  Hi Everybody! Merry Christmas for those who are celebrating today!! Every game has a winner and a loser. But does the hero in a story always have to win? The answer is no! I don’t want to give away the endings of my stories, but I can tell you right now that the heroes […]

Find-a-Word Games

Posted on: December 18th, 2017 by laura -

  Hi Everyone! Today I want to chat to you about editing. While I love writing, I’ve been an Editor far longer than I have been a professional writer. You all know what an Editor does, right? An Editor is the person who goes through a book manuscript and looks for all the mistakes.   […]

Roll up! Roll up!

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by laura -

  Hi fellow SRC Club Members! I hope you’ve had a good week. When I was about 12 we went on a holiday to Malaysia. We stayed in a resort that had its own little circus which performed for the guests. Being a gymnast, the staff were keen to use me in their shows–so I […]

Inspiration is All Around You

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by laura -

  Hi Everyone and welcome to the Summer Reading Club! I’m so excited to be going on this journey with you all. As some of you know, I’m an author and have recently published a series called The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls. It’s about an elite sports school where the students get to […]

Take your marks and get set to meet Laura Sieveking

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by SRC Team -

  Author, Laura Sieveking loves all things sports. She was a keen gymnast in her childhood and also loves cricket and rugby union (and boasts attending 3 Rugby World Cups!). Her series The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls examines life in an elite sports academy which caters for all sports from soccer to swimming […]