Go for a walk and eavesdrop on as many people as you can – every time you hear something interesting write it down.
Benjamin Scott teaches creative writing to a range of schools, groups and organisations (which have included the Oxford University Continuing Education Department and Swanwick, the Writers’ Summer School). He reviews for Carousel, the specialist children's book magazine, as well as pursuing his own writing and giving freelance editorial advice. He is the author of five Star Fighters books (2, 4, 6, 7 and 9) published under the name Max Chase and published by Bloomsbury Books. As the series’ lead-author, Benjamin loves going into schools to share these exciting space-adventures - inspiring pupils to read more and to write for fun. He is also the ghost-author of three books in another popular and long-running series for children. He is currently working on a Young Adult fantasy novel with his agent Gillie Russell. Website and Twitter: www.benjaminscott.net and @Benjamin_Scott View all posts by benjaminscottauthor