Sara Gethin

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Sara Gethin grew up in west Wales and worked as a primary school teacher. Her debut novel 'Not Thomas' was shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker prize in 2017 and the Waverton Good Read Award in 2018. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work.
Sara writes for children as Wendy White, and her first children's book won the Tir na-nOg Award in 2014.
Home is still west Wales, but she enjoys travelling to Ireland and spending time browsing the many book shops of Dublin. She's an avid reader of most genres and a dedicated theatre-goer.

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Building a Novel – Scene by Scene

I have a weird way of writing

I know – oh, how I know – it would be most sensible to start at the beginning of a story and work my way through until I reach the end, but have I ever managed that? I haven’t – although, believe me, I’ve often tried.


My problem is I’m a sucker for scenes, and I always want to write the big ones first. That means my first draft is essentially the whole plot, but...

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"A fast paced, thought provoking and sometimes emotive read.
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I loved this book as an adult, and I know that as a child I would have adored it too. An island to discover would have been my idea of paradise! Elen’s Island is so beautifully written and such an inspiring read for children that it totally deserves ...more
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I loved Skin Deep. It’s been beautifully and skilfully crafted, and Wilkinson’s style reminded me of Rose Tremain and Colm Tóibín’s wonderful writing. I instantly felt comfortable with Wilkinson’s unfussy style of prose, even though the subject matte ...more
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