Creative Writing students at Solihull Sixth Form College got a master class in writing from an ex-student this week.
Ross Turner, a student at the College from 2008 – 2010, visited to talk to students about his own successful writing career and deliver a workshop with useful hints and tips on how to write good stories and how to get published.
Ross studied A level English Language, Mathematics and Physical Education during his time at the College and now juggles his writing with studying for a Masters degree at the University of Gloucestershire and working for the Royal Air Force. He has successfully published 11 books, 2 short story collections and 7 poems. His novels come in four series: The Tamarack Series, The Redwoods, The Dreadhunt Trilogy, and most recently The Terra Cycle. He has also started his own journal of short stories called ‘Superlative’, which will be published once a year. Submissions to this journal are being accepted from January 2020 onwards.
Assistant Curriculum Leader for English Andrew Jackson commented:
“We are grateful to Ross for giving up his time to come back to College and talk to our most eager creative writers. As teachers, we are proud of Ross’s accomplishments and it is wonderful to be able to show current students the sort of success to which they can aspire. He had some very useful advice, which will aid their own creative writing in the future.”
The College offers A levels in English Language and English Literature, as well as an opportunity for interested students to join a Creative Writing enrichment.
5 December 2019