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Blog posts for: Creative writing

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

Plastic has been revealed as the Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for the BBC 500 Words Competition. British children have once again shown themselves to be fabulously inventive, funny and socially astute.

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Creative writing

Creative writing

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.

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My Best Short Story in 500 Words

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

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.

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How To Be A Young #Writer

How To Be A Young #Writer

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.

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Write a letter to Santa

Write a letter to Santa

Writing a letter to Santa can be even more fun with this Winnie and Wilbur template, inspired by the festive adventure Winnie and Wilbur Meet Santa.

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