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Writing a book!

Hi readers, it’s Emily, Kerry and William here, in the Dorchester Brewhouse, and it’s noisy!


Today, it’s hard to contain our excitement, as we’ve been talking about this book we are writing with Cat. Yes, about Susie the cat. No, we are not writing it with a cat!  Cat is in fact short for Catherine - the clever, creative and lovely lady we are writing it with.


Some of you may know Cat. She drew the amazing sketch of Susie, on Susie’s Facebook page and ‘Susie’s Postcards’. Cat had already started writing a book when Laura (who helps us edit this column) posted on Susie’s Facebook page that the three of us wanted to write a book about Susie, did anyone mind? Cat saw the post, contacted Laura, and they got chatting. No surprises there, Laura’s good at that!


Good job too, as she discovered that Cat has worked with people with learning disabilities, and even better, rather than writing the book alone, Cat suggested we join up to write it.


So, we met Cat a few days later, and knew almost straightaway that writing together with someone so talented, friendly, kind, and above all, also called Cat, was a no brainer!


At our next meeting, we met Jenny, Susie’s owner. She’s so nice too, down to earth, and friendly. During our meeting, Jenny’s daughter rang and said Susie was home having dinner, so we meowed to Susie!


Today we’ve been working on the story’s first draft, that Cat has written. It’s brilliant and we are having fun adding our ideas, before meeting up again.


We’ll let you know how the book is going, here and on Susie's Facebook page and the PFD Facebook page. We can’t tell you about the plot, but it’s gonna be totally pawsome!


The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by People First Dorset - a charity led and run by people with learning disabilities with support from staff

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