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What is Creative Writing?

Scottish Book Trust's definition of creative writing and how you can support it in your school

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At Scottish Book Trust we believe that books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. We are passionate about fostering creativity in children and young people, and supporting creative writing in schools is just one aspect of our work.

What is creative writing as opposed to 'writing'?

Why is creative writing important?

Read our evidence review to find out more about why creative writing is important.

How can I support creative writing?

Scottish Book Trust has lots of resources, activities and ideas to help you support and foster creative writing in your school or classroom. Explore our Creative Writing in School section to find all the information and support you need to help pupils' writing thrive.

Creative writing for schools