Telling students how it is - the life of an author

I'm talking to a group of young students from Portsmouth schools next week at a speed networking event about my career in writing and my life as an author.  I'll also be telling them about the peculiar world of publishing and answering their questions. It should be fun! 

The event is designed to help young people examine career options involving English.  It is being organised by the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Education Business Partnership and will be held at the Langstone Technology Park on Wednesday 25 November from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Students aged between 14 and 16 will be spilt into groups of four and will spend fifteen minutes talking to various business people including yours truly.  They'll be asking questions about possible career options- becoming an author might be one, who knows. I wanted to be an author from the age of ten, and have spent my entire career involved in writing both in marketing and PR and then writing and publishing business and motivational books until I became a published fiction author.

After fifteen minutes a whistle is blown and the students move on to the next person. Also taking part in the event are a journalist and poet. I'm looking forward to meeting them and the students.

This is an opportunity to support the development of young people and hopefully nurture future business talent. It’s also an excellent opportunity to promote links between the business community and schools.


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