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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Rediscover Literacy Weekend!

I'm pleased to announce that I will be taking part in the Rediscover Literacy Weekend in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in September! Please take a look at their website for more information.

How to get young children interested in reading

Article in The Yorkshire Times

Inspiration on our doorstep! Creative Writing Workshops

As the Yorkshire Dales has provided me with so much brilliant inspiration for my books and blogs I have decided to use 'Inspiration on our doorstep’ as the theme for these workshops. The Dales have been inspiring artists, musicians and authors for centuries and I am sure that they will provide inspiration for students on these courses.

Numbers on each course will be limited to a maximum of twelve and participants are not only asked to bring some examples of their writing but to join in and contribute. We will start with how to plan and organise writing a story, how to develop characters and use dialogue to best effect. Different genres will be discussed. The whole process of how to get a book published will be covered as will how to work with other authors, editors and publishers to develop your project. The course will culminate with a lively question and answer session which is always a lot of fun!

The aim of these courses are to encourage creative writing, to start to put on paper that story you always wanted to tell the world and to have fun in a stunning place! There will be no tests or pressure to produce results!

The courses will run from 10am to 4pm each day and include morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

More information email me at 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Yorkshire Times feature Creative Writing Workshops

North Yorkshire writer Robert Bullock admits that the Yorkshire Dales has always provided plenty of inspiration for his writing; "My Noah Ramsbottom stories for young children couldn't be more inspired by the beautiful Dales features and personalites! The adventures are even set in a cave halfway up a limestone scar and features a character who resembles my own Grandad Fred!"

But after a year of visiting schools up and down the country with his inspirational literacy workshops, Robert has decided to stay put this summer and host a series of creative writing workshops for adults in Clapham Village Hall which he hopes to take to other locations around the county.


Creative Writing Workshops

‘Inspiration on his doorstep’ in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is the theme of these two day workshops for adults by children’s author and award winning blogger Robert Bullock at Clapham Village Hall.
Starts: Wednesday 27th June, 10 am
Ends: Thursday 28th June, 4pm
Starts: Wednesday 11th July, 10 am
Ends: Thursday 12th July, 4pm
Address: Clapham Village Hall.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Noah Ramsbottom に

すべての子どものための完全なギフトは魔法の冒険を楽しむ Noah Ramsbottom

Bientôt Sam Marsh and the Battle of the Cloudships

Furieux après sa défaite par Sam Marsh et l'US Navy, le mal Herr Krater est déterminé à venger la défaite de ses réservoirs d'araignée lors de la bataille des îles Lofoten. Dans le même temps, il a également l'intention fl attention Washington, DC!
Krater a construit une fl otte de cloudships immenses avec l'attaque de soucoupe ghters fi et aux yeux rouges skelibots à fl y eux. Il est laissé à Sam Marsh, pour l'arrêter.
Une bataille ciel au-dessus de l'Amérique du coup d'envoi, comme cloudship se dresse contre cloudship dans la lutte le plus grand de la famille des millénaires. Si Sam perd, cela signifie l'anéantissement total de l'Est des États-Unis! 

Sam Marsh and the Battle of the Cloudships

Furious etter sitt nederlag ved Sam Marsh og den amerikanske marinen, den onde
Herr Krater er fast bestemt på å hevne nederlaget hans spider tanker
i slaget ved Lofoten. Samtidig, akter han også å fl oppmerk
Washington, DC!
Krater har bygget en fl eet av gigantiske cloudships med skål angrep
fi kjempere og rød-eyed skelibots til fl y dem. Det overlates til greatgrandson hans,
Sam Marsh, for å stoppe ham.
En himmel kamp går av stabelen over Amerika, som cloudship settes opp mot
cloudship i den største familien kamp årtusener. Hvis Sam
mister, betyr det at total utslettelse av det østlige USA!

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Fantastic feedback from Scottish children!

Thanks to all the brilliant feedback from Scottish children! Here's some of what they said about my recent author visits to Scotland!

"I thought the Author was really interesting my story was about Noah and the Island of dinosaurs." Lewis

"We were there too.It was so fun we really enjoyed the story. It was about a boy called Noah Ramsbottom he had elves as friends." Jack and Gerda

"I felt really valuded. My class got to write ther own was great fun!" Andrew

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


From this term I am introducing NEW puppet based literacy workshops for Early Years children. Using Noah Ramsbottom and the Cave Elves, Noah's adventure in the dinosaur world is told and children are encouraged to write, draw and create their own Diplodocus, T-Rex, Flying Maching, even their own Noah and Littleplod!

To discuss and book a visit please see my website for contact details

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Creative Writing in the Yorkshire Dales

At long last I can confirm the details of my Creative Writing workshops.

The dates for the first two of these two day courses for will be:

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June 2012


Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July 2012.

The venue is Clapham Village Hall, Clapham near Settle, North Yorkshire and the main theme of the courses will be 'Inspiration on our doorstep!'

Light lunch will be provided each day and local station collection can be arranged.  

Contact me via my website for prices and to book a place  


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Please give to Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Each year this sanctuary takes in more than 500 abandoned or neglected animals, from dogs, cats, rabbits, budgies and ferrets to horses, pigs and goats.  But the current economic climate has taken its toll, resulting in a decline in charitable donations, increased bills and more animals than ever finding their way to the Sanctuary as the ‘squeeze’ hits their owners.  

Please give what you can. Even a small donation can make a big difference!