I write books for children of all ages and talk to schoolkids about creative writing
If things feel a little strange right now, it's because things ARE a little bit strange right now. But smile, it's going to be okay. You may not be able to play with your friends in the playground, but that doesn't mean you'll be bored. Take this opportunity to find out fascinating facts, make art, read books, learn magic tricks, make videos, pick up an instrument, write your own story. To help you on your awesomely busy learning-at-home journey, I'll be putting up videos, story-telling lessons, and links to stuff I think might keep you entertained. All on this page. So keep checking back. AND SMILE. IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY.
GET BUSY, RIGHT HERE, WRITE NOW
*write now = a fun writing exercise, with recommended time to complete / scroll down to explore
A SILLY SILI VIDEO!
LEARN & LAUGH! WHAT'S SO FUNNY ABOUT GRAMMAR?
When Gareth P Jones and I wrote THE DAILY JOKER (which is probably the best joke book on the planet), we noticed that making up jokes involved a lot of grammar. Grammar was the key to the perfect punchline - and we laughed and laughed and laughed about that (which is a pronoun, by the way, just like this). So, we decided to spread the funny and share our secret to being grammatically hilarious with you all. Click the image below to download a very special workshop that will teach you to write your own jokes and become a grand grammar master!
CREATE A HOOT!
Why not make a loo roll into a twit-twoo roll? Creating a character is heaps of fun. See how yours comes out, and give it:
*something it loves doing
*something it hates doing
*what makes it special ...
See if you can come up with a story!
You can make your owl much more colourful than mine. Click the image below to go to a YouTube tutorial!
READ A FREE STORY
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT...
Click on the image. When the website opens, press the play button, close your eyes and listen... WOW! You're in a thunderstorm! Now download the story sheet below and get writing!
*WRITE NOW / 15 MINS
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