*Ad-gifted: I received a copy of Creative Writing Skills in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s been a while since I’ve brought you a book-related post. Life with a preschooler and a toddler is nothing but eventful and my reading has been practically nonexistent! So I’m glad to write this post for you today. It’s not one of my “traditional” book reviews, but it’s a good un!
Today I’m on a blog blitz tour for this wonderful Creative Writing Skills book that contains over 70 fun activities for children. Written by Lexi Rees, it’s a workbook that will follow any child through their creative writing journey. Read on for what I thought, plus the chance to win 1 of 2 copies.
Discover the secrets to becoming an amazing author.
- Find your creative spark
- Grow your skills and confidence
- Have more fun with your writing
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know about creating colourful characters, perfect plots, dynamite dialogue, and lots more.
What I thought
I’ve never seen another book quite like this one for kids. It takes you step by step through the creative writing process to producing your own stories. It’s full of ideas to get your child starting writing and of course enjoying the process.
I particualry like this page shown below. It’s an A-Z of character traits that can be used to describe the characters in the story being written. The design of the texts of the creative writing book is done in a fun way that will amuse the owner and spur on the creative juices.
The author has broken down the elements for writing a good story, and it makes it an easier approach so you are not feeling overwhelmed.
I think it can be a fun workbook for adults as well as children. It gives good basic skills to learn. It would make a lovely Christmas present for a budding writer!
Lexi Rees writes action-packed adventures for children. As well as the Creative Writing Skills workbook, the first book in The Relic Hunters Series, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids and is currently longlisted for a Chanticleer award. The sequel, Wild Sky, will be published in November.
When not writing, she’s usually covered in straw or glitter, and frequently both.
She also runs a free club for kids designed to encourage a love of reading and writing which you can check out here https://lexirees.co.uk/kidsclub/
Win 1 of 2 copies of Creative Writing Skills. Please note that it will be a choice of paperback or pdf for UK winners and pdf for international winners.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.