Holly Thompson Visit

Last thursday, Holly Thomson came to our school to talk to us about how she writes her books and things about writing books and poems and getting them published into a book.

The first thing we talked about was the style she writes in. In one of her books Orchards, the story is written in verses. This is because all the space on the page after the verses makes the people who read it think about it and understand it better.

We also talked about poetry. We looked at many different poems by different people, and after that, we wrote a poem ourselves about something that we experienced. I wrote my poem about jumping off the high dive at the pool when I was about 7 years old.

We also asked her somequestions about her books. She told us about when she started writing books,what inspires her to write, and her audience and things like that. I was surprised when she told us that the pictures for the cover of the book was not chosen by herself, but it was chosen by the publishers. I always thought that the writer chose the pictures themselves since they know the story best because they wrote it.


I really enjoyed  finding out about how she writes and every thing because I love reading books, and I found out some things like what she is writing now on her website too.

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