Who doesn’t love a good story? Even as a young child starting school, your child will already be familiar with several different stories, and may even be able to retell their favorites!
Story writing teaches your child about the importance of planning, improves their descriptive skills, and nurtures their creativity.
This section of our website includes everything your child needs to know about story writing. We’ve included useful tips, activities, and free resources to transform your child into a budding young author!
Story writing is a type of fiction writing that requires a lot of imaginative power and creativity! It includes careful planning and consideration of several components, from characters, to settings, to the genre of the story.
Stories stem from many different places, from the author’s own point of view or experiences, to old folklore tales, to scientific ideas. It can require no topical research at all (if the author decides to write a story from scratch), or be evidence-based, if the author chooses to write, for example, a science fiction story.
Whether the aim is to write a short story or a novel, there are some specific features to consider, which should always be kept in mind when writing a story.
The story writing process is different for every author, but there are always common components that can be expected when writing a story. Here’s a step-by-step guide your child can follow when writing their own story:
Top tip: Watch out for plot holes - no one likes a story with loose ends!
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