About authors Leslie Tate and Sue Hampton, visiting The Writers @ Lovedean 10.00, March 16th.
As Authors in Love, who read each other’s work, revise constantly, and keep writing every day (except when we’re at schools, universities, libraries, bookshops, festivals or reading or writing groups), we’ll turn up on Friday March 16th after discussing music, books or friends’ relationships in the car, on the drive south from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
We’ll bring with us large laminated reproductions of artworks, all about people. We’ll hold up our copies – Van Gogh’s chair, a self-portrait by Gauguin, Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère, a Rembrandt, a Frida Kahlo – and discuss how writers can use the same techniques to animate their own characters. We’ll bring metaphor cards, describing each other, plus quotes about writing and extracts from our work, and use them to illustrate the choice of playful and imaginative language in children’s writing as well as tone and register in adult novels/poems.
We’ll also bring, of course, all twelve of Sue’s 12 children’s novels for 6 - 16, three of them praised by Michael Morpurgo, and my two character-led adult novels about relationships, plus CDs, for those interested in buying signed copies, and hand-outs about our e-books for anyone wishing to to download them.
We’ll also bring our story: how we fell in love and how we inspire and support each other as live-in editors. http://www.leslietate.com/ and http://www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk/