Wednesday 30 July 2008

How to Write

My neighbour, Hugo (age 9), often sits at the other end of my office, writing. He is capable of producing one of his graphic novels in the time it takes me to compose a sentence. It's wonderful to meet young kids with a passion for writing and for storytelling. I just had to get Hugo on film explaining the craft of writing. Listen and learn!


  1. Smart kid! It's taken me Donkey's Years to figure that out. Thanks Hugo!

  2. I wish I'd had it figured out that early on! Way to go, Hugo!

  3. That's brilliant!!

    Ha ha... I am your best blog thief, Candy. It's up on mine already. ;-D

  4. Wow! I'm impressed. He could set himself up as a speaker for writing groups.

    So Candy, what are you entering for the Cannes Film Festival?

    Lovin' your videos
    Anita xxx

  5. I just want to know when his first book comes out. And I think he has a great mentor....

  6. thanks for the nice words. i asked hugo where he learned everything he knew. he said he'd picked it up from the authors who came to speak at his school ... which just goes to show how important it is for authors to go out and spread the magic!

  7. Candy, Hugo, HELP ME!

    I'm falling off the mountain into a black hole!

    By the way, this is brilliant and I might make a career change and turn into a Blog thief (like Sarah!)

  8. hey paolo! how you? the blog thief ... great title! but it sounds familiar ...

  9. Wow!

    Hugo rocks!

    + I love the hat.

  10. Hugo should go into the business of writing "How to" books. Us author wanabees scoop them up by the dozens.


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