Annalise Taylor

Annalise Taylor is from Auckland and has been living in London for the last 16 years. ‘The Girl Who Swallowed a Pencil Sharpener’ is her first published piece. She is currently writing a YA novel when not working as a librarian at an international school in Central London.

Annalise Taylor: Insert Title Here

No, this heading isn’t a forgotten edit. Annalise Taylor kicks off our blog series for Issue 14, with her reflections on what makes a good title. We know the name of a story can really add to, or detract from a story. Here’s Annalise’s take.

Annalise Taylor: The Girl who Swallowed a Pencil Sharpener

The smell of new stationery was in the air. The extreme dryness of refill pads and exercise books. The graphite of pencils and tang of ink. Katy had left the room to get some scissors so she could cut sticky back plastic and cover her exercise books.