In each of my books, I include a section at the back that has Words to Know and Create Your Own Stories. I encourage kids to read books and then write stories in that world with those characters. There’s no better way to take a trip than to create that trip yourself.
Are you looking for a writing coach for your kids – I can help. I specialize in working with kids to teach them the fundamentals of story creation. Creating stories is the basis for writing novels and creating video games. Hire me here:
I also offer a workshop for kids to help them craft video game stories. This teaches them skills in writing, game design, and programming – all needed skills for future jobs.
Future Skills: Crafting Video Game Stories
Posts: Imagination Inspiration – I feature collections of pictures to help inspire stories in kids
Paper: Writing during the shutdown – a list of writing activities for kids
Paper: Write a book – guidance and step by step plan to help kids write a full book
Post: Writing Prompts – Each week, Reedsy posts writing prompts for a weekly writing contest. Even if you don’t enter the contest, it’s a good place for writing prompts.
Post: Writing with balance – An activity to take a paragraph and practice rewriting it.
Paper: Writing short stories – Steps for kids to take to write a complete short story. This can be fan fiction or their own characters. Also found in the Wee Collection of Yarns book.
Podcast: Merriam Webster Word Matters – learn about words and language – their surprising history and mis-conceptions.
Podcast: Grammar Girl – short episodes that discuss, in detail, different word topics
Link: 6 Ways to Inspire Reluctant Writers – a blog article from Lulu Junior with ideas to get kids writing
Email list: Merriam Webster word a day
Email List: Dictionary.com word a day
Posts and Video Series:
Illustory – LULU Jr. has a package that allows kids to write a story and turn it into an actual book! I love this package. Check out my videos.