Are you a big reader? Reading other people’s books can be fantastic inspiration for your own writing. The next time you’re in a library, or even just sorting through your own bookshelf, you might like to try some of the ideas below: Continue reading
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic holiday, and are enjoying the festive season. Christmas can be a great source of inspiration for stories and poetry, whether it’s writing about the people you spent time with, the things you did over the holidays, or maybe even writing about a gift you gave or received. If you’re not sure where to start, you might like to try some of the ideas below.
Do you send out holiday cards or letters? Writing letters or cards can be a great holiday project, and mail can be a fabulous source of ideas for stories and poetry. Along with writing to family and friends over the holidays, you might like to try one or more of the ideas below.
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win a copy of Donovan Bixley’s beautiful new book The Weather Machine. This wordless picture book is full of absolutely stunning illustrations, which tell the story of The Weather Machine and its inventor. This book is sure to become a firm favourite with children and adults alike, and would make a fantastic Christmas present.
Donovan wrote recently about how he was inspired by Dr Seuss’ The Lorax. Well, some of the Brain Bunny classes have found The Weather Machine pretty inspirational too! The girls wrote these stories after getting ideas from one or more of the illustrations. As you can see, they’ve each taken something different from the inspiration, and have come up with some very creative stories. Continue reading
The Breeze are now taking entries for their 400 words writing competition. Entries are open to writers under age 13 in two categories: ages 9 and under, and ages 10 to 13. Stories must be fiction, and under 400 words in length, so watch those word counts! Continue reading