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June 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Workshop
  • Young Essex

Top Writing Tips – Workshop for ages 7-13

Sam Scott
Photo of author Sam Scott alongside image of Sophie Spirit book cover


Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
per child, accompanying adult free

Sam Scott
Top Writing Tips

Sam Scott, author of the spooky Sophie Spirit trilogy will be giving Top Writing Tips for how to design and develop a believable character, how to build a plot arc and the importance of using varied vocabulary.

For ages 7-13

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, CM77 8PD
Sunday 25 June, 11am – 12 midday
Tickets: £3 per child, accompanying adult free
Box Office: eventbrite.com


All those aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Part of Midsummer Madness – Our one day mini-festival for families and young people at Cressing Temple Barns. Storytelling, theatre, poetry, eco-crafts, comics, coding, and mud pies galore in our pop-up forest school, what’s not to like!



About the book – Sophie Spirit And The Batting Manor Mystery

Sophie Spirit, a deaf girl of unusual appearance, due to a rare medical condition, has spent her whole young life in London.

Unexpectedly, she finds herself living in a country village where she meets Humphrey, son of Lord and Lady Beaumont. It quickly becomes apparent that Humphrey will not be the only child she meets, when she is visited by three spirits who, when alive, were the children of the Beaumont’s ancestors.

Strange things begin to happen, and all too soon Sophie finds herself entangled in a scary and devilish plot to strip the Beaumont’s of the only life they have ever known.

Join Sophie as she experiences spooky, unnatural goings on and seeks to help Humphrey and his family combat the evil working against them ….

About the author

Sam Scott lives in Essex with her husband. She has two grown-up sons and four cats. Sam has been writing for many years, mainly for children, encouraging learning through fiction by combining real-life subjects, people and places.

She has been writing for many years and published her first five books in less than two years. In this, the first in a trilogy of middle grade ghost adventures, Sam uses the experience she has built up having lived in a 15th century home where she and her family encountered many supernatural and paranormal phenomena.
Away from writing Sam enjoys training in the gym and practicing yoga.

Follow Sam on Facebook @SamScottAuthor and Twitter SamanthaHamme10.



Midsummer Madness is kindly funded by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund

“The Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund has been designed to help organisations and practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring residents together.”

“The arts, cultural and creative projects supported by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund, will contribute to the Levelling UP Essex Strategy and play an integral part in enabling the objectives of Essex County Council’s wider objectives as set out in Everyone’s Essex.”

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Cressing Temple Barns
Witham Road
Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD


There are two disabled toilets on site. Level access to all areas apart from Stables, Bake House and Granary. A mobility scooter is available to loan if booked in advance.