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  1. boy on sledge C S

    Use this picture to write a action story or description about Feelings.

    Imagine how you would feel if you were sledging down a hill.

    Would you be scared? Or excited?

    And how would you feel if the sledge hit a bump and took you up into the air?

    You can write about physical feelings too, like how it feels to be bumped off your sledge or to fall into the deep, fluffy snow - but make most of your story about your emotions.

    Don't forget to include extra details:

    Who is there?

    What can you see around you?

    How do you feel at the start of the day compared to the end?

    This story is great practice for creative writing and can help you prepare for tests where you need to create strong descriptions of scenes as well as activity and excitement. 

    For more creative writing and literacy practice, take a look at my books on Amazon.

  2. boy on magic book R

    Creative Writing and Comprehension lessons for the 11+ exams combine strong groundwork with individual preparation and thorough practice and support for the various aspects of the 11+ exams.

    Lessons target the particular 11+ exam your child plans to take and will focus on helping them to confidently prepare and sit the exams. One-to-one 11+ preparation means we can work on exactly what your child needs, including helping them to overcome any anxiety or specific worries about the exam itself.

    I have written many educational books for children which can be found on Amazon.

  3. Park panorama

    How many animals can you see in the picture? Be careful, some of them are in unexpected places!

    What types of people are in the picture and what are they doing?

    Write down everything you can see in the picture. There is lots to see and plenty going on.

    Now imagine you are also in the park. Describe being there and decide what you would like to do.

    Will you play with the dogs or help the children get the cat out of the tree?

    Would you like to go to the pond or have a picnic?

    Or will you do something new that is not in the picture?

    For more creative writing ideas for children, have a look at my books on Amazon and try out the free samples.

  4. chilren on cogs C s


    Use the picture to help you describe a strange and unusual journey.

    Your whole journey can take place in the place above, or you can travel there from somewhere else.


    Your journey can be:

    a dream

    an imagining

    a fantasy adventure

    a science fiction experience


    Try to include how you are feeling and who is with you. Write at least 3 paragraphs.


    For more creative writing ideass, take a look at my books on Amazon where you can try free samples.

  5. A Crash Course in Creative Writing copy

    Would you love to dive into creative writing?

    Perhaps you used to write, and it fell away as life moved on? Or you already write and want to practice and improve?

    This book will help you to explore new ways of writing and expressing your creativity. You will be able to learn new techniques, beginning by using your own life experiences to show you different ways of being creative with what you know.

    All the tasks in this book have been used in creative writing classes and intensive workshops with people of varying ages, ability and experience.

    Now available on Amazon where you can try a free sample from the ebook.