Benjamin Scott - at a glance

Benjamin Scott is a writer and creative writing teacher. Having worked with children from reception and primary school age through to young adults in further education, he is passionate about inspiring young readers and young writers!

To find out more about him, visit "About Me".


As half of Max Chase, he has ghost-written five books in the new 7 to 9 year old fiction series, Star Fighters. Since then he has also contributed three books to a well-known fantasy series for children of the same age. 


The opening chapters of his young-adult novel, The Summoning of Freiya Rolandson, earned an Honorary Mention in the SCBWI-BI Undiscovered Voices 2010 competition. With his agent Gillie Russell guiding him, the book has evolved into The Song of Freiya and currently is out on submission. He has been a reviewer (for everything from picture books to YA to non-fiction) for the specialist children’s book magazine, Carousel, since 2008.

He's also co-authored a job-hunting guide for graduates, Turn Your Degree into a Career (How To Books, 2003), and edited an anthology of short stories called Undercurrents (Gatehouse Press, 2008).


Benjamin has taught regularly at the Writers' Summer School at Swanwick - facilitating several specialist four-part workshops on Writing for Children and writing for Older and YA audiences. He has also tutored for the Oxford University's Continuing Education Department's online Young Adult Fiction course and taught on the Creative Writing A'Level for City College Norfolk. Visit "Workshops and Classes" to find out more about the courses he teaches.


Benjamin offers a private critiquing service to writers involving detailed editorial advice and support via Skype. To find more click on the Critique and Editing tab. 

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