The activities in this resource are designed to use a favourite author as a starting point for individual, paired and group work. Activities include:
- Author research and profile creation (estimated time: 1-2 hours)
- Character creation (estimated time: 1-2 hours)
- Sharing stories (estimated time: 30-40mins)
- DIY kamishibai (estimated time: 2 hours)
Note: Kamishibai is a Japanese storytelling technique.
Top tips for writing
In the video below, Scottish author Alastair Chisholm gives tips and ideas for creative writing. Alastair gives his top tips for planning a written piece, as well as story and world building. This would be a great video to share with a class before starting on a creative writing project.
Find out more about creative writing for schools.