Creative Writing Skills: Over 70 fun activities for children
Discover the secrets to becoming an amazing author
- Find your creative spark
- Grow your skills and confidence
- Have more fun with your writing
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know about creating colourful characters, perfect plots, dynamite dialogue, and lots more …
So, a disclaimer here, before the review actually begins – I do not have children. This review then, is based more on the fact that I loved writing stories when I was a child, and although I was encouraged by my parents and teachers, there weren’t really any resources to help me at that stage. Or at least none which made it into my school or library.
This is definitely the sort of book I would have loved to be handed when I was younger.
I love that one of the first points it makes is that spelling, punctuation and grammar are not necessary to get plenty out of the book, and your own stories. Through fun exercises, it takes the reader, and potential writer, through some key elements of writing, including names, characters, and showing/telling. With all of these small subsections, the writer explains, in simple terms, why it is important, and then sets challenges to demonstrate the point.
I think this is certainly one for any parent who wants to encourage their child to start thinking about stories, and learning about how they come together.
Lexi Rees writes action packed adventures for children. As well as the Creative Writing Skills workbook, the first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award. The sequel, Wild Sky, will be published in November.
When not writing, she’s usually covered in straw or glitter, and frequently both.
She also runs a free club for kids designed to encourage a love of reading and writing which you can check out here https://lexirees.co.uk/kidsclub/
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