The children’s author Alexander Gordon Smith came to Meldrum Academy on the 18th March to speak to S1 classes about his books and writing. He was really interesting and had a lot of funny stories to share. He was telling us that if you are writing a story don’t just sit at a desk and write it, go and experience it. For instance, for his “The Inventors” book, he and his brother Jamie made the inventions to see if they worked and then wrote about them so that they had a firsthand experience. It was a really good experience and I think that it might have inspired a few people to keep on writing and try new things, he might have even encouraged some people to start writing. I would really like to read his books and I think a lot of other children will too.