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New version of The Vispadjiin

One of the reasons that I’ve been so busy recently is that we have made the decision to rewrite volume one of the jointly written novel. At present it is only published on Kindle and we are hoping to have it published as a hard copy. This has involved quite a lot of rewriting and adding new episodes. Some characters have been deepened and some have disappeared entirely. We think the result is much more exciting and satisfying as a story.

Meanwhile Mick has done a first draft of volume 4 and I am about to start my input. Reading his first shortish draft is always an exciting time as ideas for new episodes flash into my mind and are rejected or developed.

Do take a look at my other webpage ‘The Vispadjiin’ for more details on the fantasy novel and the process of collaboration that makes up Sherwood H Smith.

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Back to tutoring!

After all the excitement earlier in the week with the publication on Amazon Kindle of The Vispadjinn – the book which I have co-authored under the name Sherwood H Smith – it’s back down to earth now as pupils start to return after the summer break.

Just this week I have had 4 new pupils start and many more enquiries for later in the term. Once again this year there are many pupils wanting help towards the 11+ for Reading Boys. I notice that parents are seeking help earlier this year Рby which I mean  for years 5 or even 4, rather than year 6. It is good that parents are realising that improvements in English are built over time Рit is not a matter of acquiring a body of knowledge.

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