The 13th September is Roald Dahl Day! On this annual date, bookworms across the world will be celebrating the acclaimed author of such classics as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

In 2017, our Writing Studio shared their favourite Dahl stories, characters and quotes. This year, we decided to take a leaf out of George’s Marvellous Medicine and created a recipe to become a Hallmark Editor. The below ingredients are a magical mixture of inspirational prompts, eclectic objects on our desks and (of course) tasty treats.

Happy reading and happy Roald Dahl Day!

The Writing Studio’s Marvellous Medicine

  • Handful of custard creams
  • 7,000 staples
  • Copious amounts of coffee
  • 1 bucketful of tears and a few shuddering sobs
  • A plethora of sticky notes
  • The smell of old books
  • Fresh air and a change of scene

Side effects include a fondness of poetry and an overwhelming urge to correct typos.

If you’d also like to celebrate, Roald Dahl’s official website has some fantastic ideas and resources. And always remember…

“Tremendous things are in store for you! Wonderful surprises await you.”