Creative Writing Inspiration Pictures

The novel was written by eight-year-old daughter Isabel - and her mum Louisa Young - under the pseudonym Zizou Corder.

Work together to make up your own bedtime story and you might find you've written a bestseller! From how to overcome writer’s block to what words to use to best effect, is designed to help all children unlock their story ideas and write their own best ever stories.

Talk to your parents about the pictures you see, and think about characters, settings and situations you can turn into a story.

Wordless picture books such as by Aaron Becker can help you invent their own story to accompany the pictures.

How would Sherlock Holmes solve a Minecraft mystery? Let their imagination run wild as they write their mash-up story!

A visit to an art gallery or even just looking at photos in a magazine can inspire a story.

Download our 'Start your story' activity sheet Making a mash-up story that mixes together characters from different books, films and TV shows can be a lot of fun.

Choose a favourite character from a book and create a story that puts them into your favourite TV show or videogame.

What happens when you try writing them down – does writer’s block set in?

From fear of the blank page to worries over spelling, writing a story can be a real challenge, as you try to use your reading and writing skills to tell a gripping tale.


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