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Isabella Neergard Petersen, Year 9, wanted to do something different to going on Facebook all the time, and she certainly has. Isabella has written her first novel of 50,000 words as part of the National Novel Writing Month in November.
Called ‘To Autumn’, it is the story of a little girl who escapes to a magical forest where she makes friends after her mum dies.
Isabella’s mother woke her up in the early hours each morning throughout November so that she could write her quota of 1,667 words a day. Whenever she had writer’s block she would cure this by going for a walk and getting fresh air.
“It has been crazy but the best struggle to get this finished and it’s awesome to be able to say that I’ve written a novel.”
Isabella appeared in the Argus last week. To read the article click here.