Comedy writers sit around trying to dream up funny ideas. Sometimes, in real life, the funny things just happen.

So the classroom was hushed. It generally is because I run a tight but, I hope, friendly ship.

For four lessons the pupils had been working on a piece of creative writing and it took me that long to nail the teenagers' pronunciation, "craydiv" writing.

The particular girl in question had chosen to write a narrative piece so she toiled over the usual important elements such as title, beginning, middle and end as well as the more trivial details like capital

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