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Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see just how much fun it can be. There are pages of activities to get you started, exercises to help you polish your writing skills with tips on everything from characters and dialogue to titles, and a great writing section with story ideas from prize-winning children’s author Paul Dowswell. The illustrations and very attractive layout make the neat lined write-in pages for your story look very tempting indeed, and are certain to get young imaginations flowing. ~ Andrea Reece
A write-in book which will allow children to pen their very own adventure story. With lots of hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage all-important action scenes, this book will start budding writers off with simple exercises, and build them up until they are racing through their own short stories.
'A fantastic write-in book for children to pen their own adventure story. With hints and tips on how to create characters, plan plots, write dialogue and stage action scenes.' - The Guardian
'Kids who enjoy writing will find lots of practical and inspiring ideas in this excellent book, while those whose hearts sink at being asked to write a story will see just how much fun it can be.' - Lovereading4kids
'A fantastically presented story-dreamer's bible, a completely essential purchase for you and your kids if you're starting out writing your own stories.' Read it Daddy
'Budding authors who fancy writing an adventure story will love this. Full of ideas and tips on story planning, character, action and dialogue, there's also space to write your own story' - The Sunday Express
|Publication date:||1st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Paul Dowswell cemented his position as one-to-watch in the world of children’s historical fiction with his much-acclaimed WWII novel, Ausländer. Throughout all of his fiction, Paul weaves meticulous research into thrilling narrative that will engage young readers. A former senior editor with Usborne Publishing, Paul Dowswell is now a full-time author. He has written many non-fiction titles, two of which were shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. Powder Monkey, his first novel, was published to huge critical acclaim. Ausländer was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Red House Children’s ...More About Paul Dowswell