Clare Davidson

Writing without compromise

Breaking the silence: an announcement


Apologies for being silent for quite some time, but as I explained back in February, I've had a good reason. Any parents out there (and anyone who has younger siblings) will hopefully understand how time intensive babies are.


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The multimedia experience


As an English teacher, I was always striving for ways to bring books to life, so that my students would enjoy delving into a book and analysing it as much as possible. A great way of doing that was through the use of multimedia: Watching and creating book trailers; Comparing the book with its film counterpart; Casting book characters; Creating Facebook pages; Turning a scene or a chapter into a script; Acting out a scene or a chapter.

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The best reason for procrastinating?


Before Christmas I announced that the fourth and final book in the Hidden series would be delayed, because I was pregnant. Whilst I'd love to be writing a blog post giving you a definite release date for book four, right now I can't.


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To all my ex-pupils - I didn't lie to you!


If English teachers were paid £1 every time a pupil or parent asked, "How can I get better at English?" they'd probably be rich and able to retire young. I was asked the same question every parents' evening without fail, multiple times.


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An announcement regarding Hidden: Book 4


I've put this post off for far longer than I should have done, but I can't delay any longer. So, here goes...I'm having to delay the release date of the fourth and final book in the Hidden series.When I released Reaper's Rhythm: (Hidden: Book 1) at the end of July 2013, I was confident I could deliver the rest of the series at a pace of one book every six months.

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We all have strengths, we all have weaknesses


I love having conversations with my five year old daughter. Sometimes, she comes out with the most wonderful statements. One of her most recent ones was: "Everyone is good at different things. I'm good at reading, but I'll never win a race.


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Be ten times braver than Merida


One of the questions Eleanor often asks me in the car is: "What are you thinking about that isn't driving, Mummy?" After I've answered her, I ask her the same question. This morning, this was her response:"I'm thinking about Planes 2: Fire and Rescue.


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Book review: Jump! By Julia Dweck and Brian Allen


As well as being a writer, I'm also a reader and a mother of a five year old who adores to read. So when I saw a callout on Facebook for people to read and review Jump! I leapt at the chance (pun intended).

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