Christopher Edge, author of ‘How to Write your Best Story Ever!’, shares his top 10 tips to help your child write amazing stories.
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Harriet Muncaster gives her top tips on how to write a story, from developing the characters to designing the plot.
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Are you a budding David Walliams or the next J. K. Rowling? Find top tips, videos, activities, and books to help unleash your inner author.
A must-have write-in book for kids to put down their ideas, set the scene, choose their characters and craft their best short story in 500 words. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has prompts and ideas for building plot, action, characters and scenes. It also has suggestions for beginnings and endings to help children who are looking for a starting point.
Can you spot the odd one out in these lists of related words?
Can you predict the weather for Willy Wonka and write a forecast?
Can you fill in each of the blanks with a synonym of ‘said’?
The BFG has a surplus of snozzcumbers! Can you create a new recipe to help him use them up?
Can you invent your own extra-usual tree, plant or flower?
Circle the names of all the extra-usual creatures from Roald Dahl’s stories.
Learn about etymology by guessing which words come from which origins.
Draw a picture of a murderful giant and label its body parts – from its foulsome teeth to its thirstbloody eyes…
Find all the gobblefunk words in this Roald Dahl crossword.
Answers to the Roald Dahl Thesaurus activity sheets.
This is not an ordinary dictionary. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an ‘alligator’ is, or how to spell ‘balloon’, but they won’t explain the difference between a ‘ringbeller’ and a ‘trogglehumper’. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, with real citations from Roald Dahl’s children’s books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, to inspire and encourage young writers and readers.
Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories.
Created to inspire and guide budding writers, this book covers tips and advice for plot, characterisation, world-building, tone, editing, and much more to turn initial ideas into powerful stories.
Cheeky chiddlers will love foxing grown-ups with Roald Dahl’s mischievously insulting language. Plus get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled by the raft of snippets of serious language facts they will learn too. This little book is full of vermicious tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.
Choose the correct word to match each of the descriptions.
This little hardback is full of Roald Dahl’s most magical language as well as a raft of snippets of serious language facts for cheeky chiddlers. This little book is full of bewitching tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.
This is a real thesaurus for all chiddlers and even some adult human beans. It features hundreds of spliffling words used and created by the world’s best storyteller, Roald Dahl, together with useful synonyms, related words and phrases, idioms and word origins.
Author Paula Harrison shares her tips to help you create your own story.
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