A great way to support children with planning stories with structures, this pack contains five story summaries, each covering a different plot type, which they can use as a story idea. After familiarising themselves with these texts, children can adapt and change these stories to create tales of their own. Get this resource here. These ideas from Steve Bowkett will help them overcome their worries, feel confident in their creative writing skills and develop great short story ideas.
How to Write a Compelling Dream Sequence: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Dream Scenes
Creative writing dreams
A dream is a succession of images , ideas , emotions , and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Dream interpretation is the attempt at drawing meaning from dreams and searching for an underlying message. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology. Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement REM stage of sleep —when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. REM sleep is revealed by continuous movements of the eyes during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep.
Hopes and dreams – creative writing
Invite your students to choose one of these creative writing prompts for teens. Options include describing a personal experience as if it were a movie, developing fun poems or stories, writing about their first name, creating a story using only one-syllable words, or exploring point of view. What kind of year has it been for you? What events and experiences marked your most memorable moments? For example, if you just went through the coldest winter in memory, you might pick Frozen as your movie title.
This is one of several pages of original poetry, prose and reflection by this author which comment on many aspects of the human condition. Many years ago, the Daily Telegraph a prominent, respected newspaper in the UK ran a writing competition. Their challenge was to write a story in exactly 50 words: not one more and not one less. It's not easy to do, but it's an interesting exercise for any budding writer to try, concentrating the mind as it does on succinctness and clarity of writing. With just 50 words, there is no room at all for meandering or any unnecessary padding!