Telephone Pictionary (or paper telephone pictionary) is a great game to play on a rainy day in or with your friends during a sleepover. Not only is it great fun, but it’s a good way to improve skills, such as creativity, team-building and not to mention the really funny end-results you get every time you play. The basic idea behind the game is that players draw pictures from phrases and as the paper (or story) gets passed around, you start to see that the original message gets lost. When the game finishes you end up with a really funny story written by you and your friends.
The hardest thing about writing a story is coming up with a brilliant idea that will amaze and astonish readers around the world. And we’re not talking about those typical ‘boy meets girl’ or those ‘once upon a time there lived a boy’ kind of stories. We’re talking about stories that will take over your reader’s lives. That will have students analysing your characters in classrooms and have Hollywood directors fighting over it to make a movie of your idea. Oh, but all that sounds impossible. Does an idea like that even exist? Well… It’s not completely impossible that’s for sure! After all, you only need one brilliant story idea. One story idea that could possibly change the lives of millions and make you a legendary author. So, now all you need is that one brilliant idea and your set! Don’t worry we’re not going to leave you hanging there – This post contains over 20 techniques on how to come with story ideas that will amaze your readers! Just keep on reading and you’ll find that amazing story idea in no time.
Where do I even start? That’s the overwhelming thought that comes across most aspiring writers when they want to write their own book. It doesn’t matter if you want to write a picture book and a novel – the problem is always the same. The goal of this article is to teach beginners on how to write a story, from having a simple idea to publishing your complete story. Let’s get started on writing your first story with our step-by-step guide.
With Mother’s Day coming up, I’m sure most of you are thinking about how you can show your appreciation for your mother’s hard work and support over the years. One way to show your appreciation can be by writing your feelings down in a card or even in the form a poem. This is a brilliant way to show your mother how much you care and appreciate everything she has done for you. We know it can be difficult to put your feelings down on a piece of paper, so have created these 35 Mother’s Day writing prompts to celebrate mother’s everywhere. We also suggest you take a look at our post on 10 books for mother’s day to get some more inspiration.
We were recently approached by the Tarang Rawat, the author of Becoming Beautiful book and were lucky enough to interview her about her new project. Tarang is on a mission to empower girls to be confident, strong and independent. Do you feel that your child is worried about their appearance? If yes, don’t worry you’re not alone. It is becoming more common than ever that children as young as 8 years old can start to have feelings of self-doubt and even concerns about how they look. They might have questions about their body image, hair or even skin colour. And wonder how can I fit in or why don’t I look like her? If this is something that your daughter is worried about, then the Becoming Beautiful book is the perfect gift to give.