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.
How would Sherlock Holmes solve a Minecraft mystery? Let their imagination run wild as they write their mash-up story!
Talk to your parents about the pictures you see, and think about characters, settings and situations you can turn into a story.
Do you like making up stories about your favourite book characters, or inventing new characters?
What happens when you try writing them down – does writer’s block set in?
Every writer is a reader and every reader can be a writer too. Sometimes the hardest thing about writing a story is the fear of the blank page.
Talk to your child about the books they are reading. Help your child to conquer this fear by giving them an opening line.From fear of the blank page to worries over spelling, for many children writing a story can be a real challenge, asking them to use their new-found reading and writing skills to tell a gripping tale.To help your child channel their inner author, we’ve asked the author of , Chris Edge to share with us his top 10 tips to help get your child writing.Type it up, print it out, make it look like a book and send it out to friends and family.Look out for creative writing competitions such as BBC Radio 2's 500 Words competition that let your child share their story with the biggest possible audience. The novel was written by Louisa Young and her eight-year-old daughter Isabel under the pseudonym Zizou Corder.Every writer is a reader and every reader can be a writer too. Why don't you take a book off your bookshelf and use the opening line as the first line of your own story?Choose a favourite character from a book and create a story that puts them into your favourite TV show or videogame.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.Packed with entertaining illustrations that will inspire your child, this book is filled with tips on how to write in particular genres, create exciting characters, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, and idioms.Making a map can help to inspire fantastic adventures. Creating comic books, picture books and illustrated stories can use your artistic talents too.Or you could move from page to screen and get coding to create an animated tale. Type it up, print it out, make it look like a book and send it out to friends and family.