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Check out the ideas and resources below for help to create stories for our Rebel Writing Campaign for schools.

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

This resource will give you and your pupils great activity ideas to try with any book. From designing a board game, to holding a balloon debate, to creating a video diary, this resource will help your pupils also to not only enjoy the books they are reading, but to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize can help you inspire pupils to read for pleasure, and this resource will help you plan fun, cross-curricular activities based on the books. Whether you're looking for activities to do in library book groups or in the classroom, we hope there's something for you here!

John Young's Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist, a story of adventure, travel and friendship, has been shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019. Watch this video to find out more about how John came up with the book and pick some top writing tips.

Kerr Thomson's adventure novel The Rise of Wolves has been shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Watch this video to hear Kerr reading from the book and find out more about what inspired the story, as well as picking up his top tips for writing.

Susan Wilson's novel The Extinction Trials is a thrilling fantasy adventure set in a future where dinosaurs and humans roam the planet together, and it has been shortlisted for the 2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Watch this video to find out more about how Susan wrote the book and hear her read from a chapter.

It can be hugely rewarding to bring different generations together in learning activities. In this resource, find out how pupils and older people can interview each other and produce pieces of writing.

This guide from writer Alison Irvine will help you and your pupils get to grips with personal writing. From coming up with ideas to writing dialogue, Alison's resource will help develop a number of key skills to make writing come to life.

Authors Live is our series of digital events with top children's authors and illustrators. The events are streamed live in partnership with the BBC and recorded so you can watch again later.

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