Clare Davidson

Writing without compromise

The multimedia experience

01/04/2015

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?

21/02/2015

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!

04/01/2015

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

01/12/2014

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

24/09/2014

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

09/09/2014

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

05/09/2014

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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When did you start loving books?

01/09/2014

It's a good question, because I honestly can't remember when I started loving books. Perhaps it's a question to direct towards my parents.My mum tells me, when I was first learning to read at kindergarten in Malaysia, that I'd struggle through the Peter and Jane books and then pick up a comic and read it fluently.

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