Freakout Island In Pictures

When I was writing Freakout Island my daughter Sophie was busy drawing characters for the story. (She’s so cool.) The original draft had some characters that didn’t make it to the published book, like Jack Russell (who only ate dog biscuits and turned into a dog.) There was also Pip who ate too many watermelon pips and her head turned into a watermelon. Leo’s original name was Chudd and the first draft also featured twins, Jimmy and Francis. But you will also notice that Dr Vayne and the Komodo dragon were in an early draft and became the main characters in the story. This is a good example of how a story can change. 

The best advice I ever got? Just start!

You can do it.

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