Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:14 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:20 am
Posts: 3
Hi,
I am preparing my DD for the independent school exams. When it comes to creative writing, its a big struggle. Somehow DD doesn't enjoy writing as she is always short on ideas. We do read a lot together. Still when given a topic she spend hours just thinking what to write and then days to finish. I would really appreciate if anyone has a story bank that you wouldn't mind sharing. I guess if she could read come examples, then it will help her to plot her story and get on with writing. Thanks in advance.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:33 pm
Posts: 866
We had the same problem with all 3 of ours! One thing we did was to take them round to some local landscapes, a cathedral etc and to get them to really think about description and also how they could adapt the landscape or building to a particular story by describing it in different weather conditions, different historical periods and different occasions. We thought that most creative writing tasks are really only a vehicle for a descriptive piece rather than a stunning short story and if they had some definite ideas beforehand then this might work.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 6682
Location: Herts
I have a big bank of examples. If you pm me I will send you some marked and unmarked examples so she can have a go at marking a story and then compare it with my marking. It always really helps to learn by example. Which schools is she sitting? DG


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:59 am
Posts: 3579
My two younger boys love using write stuff creative writing for boys journal. They make one for girls too, but I don't see why there should be a distinction really, I have never seen the girl copy. Have a look on amazon. Really you are just buying a notebook, but with ideas and suggestions along the way, but they are not terribly expensive. Do not be put off by reviews about much younger children using these books, it is the inspiration, ideas and fun format you are buying, and that is ageless, in fact an adult could be inspired by some of the story title suggestions in my sons journals. Anything to get the juices flowing imo.
Good luck


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:20 am
Posts: 3
Thanks Magwich2 for your lovely ideas. I will try those out with DD.

Southbucks3 I had a look at amazon and found the write stuff for girls. I will be ordering both as I am sure my DS would also love to use one.

DG, I have sent you a PM. Thanks for your help.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016