Children’s author, Tim Pearce who modestly describes himself as ‘the favourite children’s author you’ve never heard of’ joined the Nystagmus Network earlier this week to lead a fun and inspiring story writing workshop for children.
Tim began by sharing his journey to publishing his first book ‘Secret Agent Striker’ and then gave us a sneaky preview, but no spoilers, for his follow up book, due out later this summer. He is currently writing book three in the series.
When asked what spurred him to write, Tim said he has always loved being creative and has a passion for writing strong characters. He also loves a plot twist and tries to cram in as many as he can to keep his young readers on the edge of their seats.
The Nystagmus Network children’s story
Tim then led the children taking part in the online workshop to write their own story, collaboratively, with everyone chipping in ideas for character names, appearance and even the design of their slippers! Tim promises that the nystagmus children’s story will appear as part of his next book.
Inspired by Tim?
Raindrops story writing and drawing competition for children
What do raindrops mean to you? What do they smell, sound, feel or taste like? What do they make you think of? How do they capture your imagination?
The Nystagmus Network Raindrops competition celebrates the wonderful creativity of children’s writing and illustration.
The best stories and drawings will be published in a special book which will be available to purchase from September 2021.
How to enter
The competition is open to all children with or without nystagmus, aged 5 to 14 years. There will be winners in each age category.
Prizes and a book
There will be some fabulous prizes for the winners of each age category, including books signed by your favourite children’s author. As many stories and drawings as possible will be published in a book which will be available for sale from September.
If your little one is a reluctant writer, why not encourage them by asking friends and family to sponsor them 1p a word?