Author Lari Don paid a visit to Wester Hailes Education Centre as part of her current role as writer-in-residence through #WHECMakingStories run by Scottish Book Trust.
The session was the third in a series of six where the pupils are working with Lari to write their own stories for primary 5, 6 and 7’s. The session today focused on obstacles and how they should increase in scope as the story goes on. To show this Ms Don read an exciting action scene from her book The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away which she is still editing.
The pupils then brainstormed their own wonderfully weird story about a man who’s head was upside down because he was cursed by a witch hiding as a stone, discussing what obstacles their hero would face during the story and how they would grow as the plot went on.
The pupils were asked to come up with some obstacle for their own story with Lari eager to hear them when she returns to the school in three weeks time.