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Look at this: Clothes
Published Autumn 2012
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Building the city walls
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'A beautiful collection of photographs that provides an excellent vehicle to share, learn from and talk about different sorts of garments. ... A perfect non-fiction book for early years settings.'
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In a recent conversation with a friend, Ifeoma was thinking about how her inspiration arrives.
Ideas for books can appear at any time and in any place. The traditional maxim that a writer only needs a pen and paper may be true...and a camera too.
How do I write?
I don’t have a formula, or a place I can go to get ideas from, for a new book.
Usually, ideas come when I least expect them. I could be doing
something so boring, like washing up, and bingo, a voice pops up
in my head.
For a example, the idea for my book, ‘My
Grandfather is a Magician,’ came when I was washing the dishes.
There, I was elbow deep in washing up liquid, and boom, I heard a
voice saying, ‘My grandfather is a magician.’ I thought, ‘This is strange.’
Nevertheless, I grabbed a pencil and a piece paper, and wrote it
down, (I like writing with a pencil.) Anyway, eventually that statement grew into a book.
I’m so glad I never dismiss anything that comes into my head,
you never know, it might be another book! Having said that, I have often thrown away pieces of paper with interesting ideas on them, mistaken them for rubbish!
On the whole I write about things that interest me.
Words by Ifeoma Onyefulu
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