Creative Writing

Want to be an author? The following worksheets and activities will help you improve your creative writing skills

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Thinking creatively: write your own story hand

Thinking CreativelyExpand you mind with these creative writing activities. Written by author Chris Rose (Viking Tales), these activities can be used with a class or for individual study and encourage creativity and creative writing.

Activities 6: how to write… a play

Activities 5: how to create… a holiday scrapbook

Activities 4: how to write… a poem

Activities 3: how to write… a film script

Activities 2: how to write… a short story

Activities 1: how to write… a fictional character

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Interview with Elizabeth Laird hand

Anna and the FighterIn this interview, best-selling children’s author, Elizabeth Laird, explains how she finds ideas and inspiration for her stories. She also offers tips and advice on how to write creatively.

Elizabeth is the author of two graded readers published by Macmillan, Anna and the Fighter and The House on the Hill, both at Beginner level.

Read the interview with Elizabeth Laird

Understanding poetryhand

We have created two worksheets to help you understand and enjoy some classic English poems. Follow the links below to learn about poetic language and techniques.

Write a biographyhand

Princess DianaEver thought about writing a biography of a famous person? The worksheets below will show you the best way to gather information and organise it into an informative biography. Sample answers are given in worksheet 2.

Writing a biography (Elementary)
Writing a biography (Intermediate)

Like true stories? Have a look at our selection of biographies and non-fiction titles.