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Author Talk - John Reynolds


Sun 9 Oct 2016, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Where: Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre, Nell Fisher Reserve, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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John Reynolds is a New Zealand writer who has written the story and lyrics for a number of successful rock musicals, (including Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess, Starblaze, Valley of the Voodons and Windust) a crime novel titled Uncommon Enemy and several textbooks. He has a PhD from the University of Auckland and has been a teacher/lecturer in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Canada, the USA and Zimbabwe.

'Writing Your First Novel' is based on John’s experiences in writing his own first novel Uncommon Enemy. He has created a practical guide for aspiring writers that cover succinctly all the basic questions to which a new writer needs answers. Using examples from his novel and the works of a variety of fiction writers, the book covers key areas such as making a start, plot, characters, dialogue, love and sex, marketing and selling.

His new young adult novel Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess is based on his first rock musical, with the plot and characters considerably expanded. It tells the story of rebellious secondary school girl, Robyn Howard, who dreams of becoming a famous historical figure.

Entry: Gold Coin donation (supports Friends of Birkenhead Library).

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