Author Tristan Bancks has turned his passion for developing young writers into a power packed resource to help teachers and students.

How did you learn to write?

I learnt to write by osmosis and practice and through good teachers. At 19, I started writing for magazines and then bits for TV that I would present. I read lots of scripts that I would interpret and perform as an actor in TV. I wrote short films that I would direct. At about the age of 30, I was given the opportunity to write twelve short books for an educational publisher. From then, through my time of writing books for trade publishers, I really feel that my writing improved. It helped that I worked with some very good editors.

Is there anything about writing that you struggle with?