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Full of really useful tips and fun writing activities this is a great book for any youngster who enjoys telling stories. As well as breaking them down into the component parts that make up a successful ghost or mystery story, the book is packed too with suggestions on how to plot, create character and build suspense. There are lots of examples of vocabulary and phrases to make your writing more exciting and effective and a selection of tempting story starters too so there’s no excuse for not putting pen to paper and creating some thrilling stories. You can fill it in, scrapbook like, and atmospheric illustrations by Pam Smy add further inspiration. ~ Andrea Reece
You might also like the companion guide, Write Your Own Adventure Stories by Paul Dowswell.
A write-in book filled with a wide range of writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of horror, crime and gothic writers.
Finding a starting point for your story can be quite tricky - this book prompts children to meticulously plan their own spooky settings, creepy characters, plot-twists and suspects and motives in a clear and helpful way. The perfect guidebook to help young writers formualate a plot and develop suspenseful writing - children will be churning out a spine-tingling mystery or ghost stories before they can say 'boo!'
With lots of tips along the way, this book will help budding writers with all aspects of writing including planning, thinking of ideas, creating characters, writing exciting dialogue, dramatic action sequences and persuasive speeches. This is a book no young writer should be without.
Lively illustrations, writing prompts and word lists will fire writers' imaginations.
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