creative writing

Activity ideas to help your pupils explore themes of space exploration and home

Ideas to introduce poetry to P4-7 pupils in an exciting and creative way.

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

This guide from writer Alison Irvine will help you and your pupils get to grips with personal writing. From coming up with ideas to writing dialogue, Alison's resource will help develop a number of key skills to make writing come to life.

Watch Julia Donaldson in this interview with VOMO Radio and find answers to all those questions you have always wanted to ask Julia: What is the favourite character you have created and why? What is your proudest moment as an author? How does th

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

In September 2017, author and screen-writer Ciaran Murtagh visited primary schools in Renfrewshire, East Aryshire and Falkirk on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

This resource from primary teacher Susannah Jeffries will provide plenty of inspiration to get your pupils writing. The resource encourages pupils to use the work of authors as their inspiration, finding out about their work and going on to create their own stories. Happy writing!

To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2016, Scottish Book Trust took Scottish Hip-Hop artist Dave Hook from Stanley Odd to schools across Scotland! Dave visited 300 pupils at 10 schools to engage teenagers in innovative approaches to reading and creative writing. 

Storyteller and author of The Fabled Beast Chronicles and The Spellchasers Trilogy Lari Don gives her top tips for creating gripping and nail-biting cliffhangers. 

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