Write Storybooks For Children Blog

Welcome to our writing for children blog! Here you’ll find our latest articles, news and updates from the world of children’s literature. The information shared on this blog has been designed to complement the training, tools, tips and techniques you’ll discover inside our award-winning Write Storybooks for Children online course and offer you continued support in your journey to becoming a successful children’s writer!

Thinking about theme

Young Writers We love storytelling for so many reasons, but its ability to teach readers about the world is top of the list! Research has found that reading to children helps to shape their understanding of the world. It’s no surprise that many parents seek out...

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Must Read-Short Story Collections for Kids!

We’re lucky enough to spend our days surrounded by books, but carving out the time to read can be tricky. This is exactly why short stories are the perfect format for our busy lives. They’re short, sometimes sweet, but always satisfying. To celebrate the wonderful...

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Sparking Creativity with Short Stories

If the sight of a blank page fills you with nerves, you certainly aren’t alone. Imagination is like any other muscle; it gets stronger with practice. The more you write, the more you edit, and the more you look out for ideas, the better you get. But getting stuck...

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Inspiring Young Writers

Young Writers We get a lot of questions about writing, but one that appears time and time again is ‘how can we encourage young writers?’. As the minimum age for WriteStorybooks is 13, the answer isn’t quite as simple as signing up for our comprehensive 18-module...

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Winter Writing Competition Winners!

Last December, we decided to put your skills to the test with our brand new Winter Writing Competition! Our challenge to write a 500-word retelling of The Snow Queen was not an easy one, but you certainly rose to meet it. We were blown away by the qualities of your...

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12 Reads of Christmas Winners!

With the cold snap closing in, winter feels like it's here to stay... which also means it's time to announce our 12 Reads of Christmas competition winners! Our 12 Reads of Christmas contests asked you to guess the holiday story from 4 clues, and we received a whopping...

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Why Write Young Adult Fiction?

    Why Write Young Adult Fiction? Why Write Young Adult Fiction? Whether you’re reminiscing your teenage years or you’re still living them, the dramas and revelations of adolescence is an inspiration to writers and readers alike. First loves, first...

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12 Reads of Christmas

December is finally here and it’s definitely the season to be jolly! The halls are decked, wine is mulled and the lights are twinkling, so the only thing left is to announce our fabulously festive competitions.   We all love a #GuessThatStory challenge, so this...

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Once Upon a Time: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: Writing Fractured Fairy Tales A fairy tale is a traditional short story which features magical or fantastical elements, like dragons, witches, ogres, talking animals and magic. They aren't necessarily tied to particular locations or real events, but...

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Winter Writing Competition

The nights are getting longer, the days colder and the urge to curl up with a good story book is getting stronger. It can only mean one thing… it’s time for our annual Winter Writing Competition! Writing Challenge Once upon a time, before the printing press and spread...

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Trick or Treat! Our Favourite Books About All Things Sweet

With autumn nights drawing in closer, a certain spooktacular celebration is right around the corner! This Halloween discover plenty of treats with a little hint of trickery as you sink your teeth into these sweet reads! We've previously written about all things scary,...

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World Book Day Winners

What a day! We received hundreds and hundreds of entries for our World Book Day competition, so thank you to everyone who has taken part! We loved reading every entry; there’s nothing that makes us happier than watching everyone embrace the joy that reading can bring....

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World Book Day

It’s World Book Day today! To celebrate, we are running a brand new competition on the hour, every hour! There’s loads of chances to win some amazing prizes worth £1000’s, so be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to join in on the fun – Good luck!...

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Writing Competition!

This February, we are spreading the love in your direction…

 Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and there’s no denying that it’s the season of love! For many of you, this may be your very first Valentine’s with Write Romance Fiction, but instead of giving out...

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Competition Winners Announcement

Write Story Books For Children: 
Christmas Short Story Writing Competition 2017 Competition: Missi’s Festive or Winter Adventure. A few months back WriteStoryBooksForChildren decided to put your new found writing skills to the test in their short story...

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2017 Christmas Short Story Competition!

Write Short Stories For Children Competition! Christmas 2017 Exciting News! Therefore, this Christmas, it seemed fitting that we see out the year in style, by introducing a 'write short stories for children' competition!

 We have decided to put your writing skills to...

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Be Bold for Change: Inspirational Female Authors

Inspirational Female Authors If you’ve turned on the news or opened a paper, you’ll surely know that today is International Women’s Day! Every year on March 8th, people gather to celebrate, campaign, raise awareness and fight for gender parity across the world,...

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Cats in Books: Our Top Fictional Felines

Why are we talking about cats in books on a writing blog? Because it’s World Cat Day! So many stories are full of cat companions or even as protagonists themselves, so we’ve put together a list of our favourites. The only thing second to real life cats are the ones in...

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Writing about Wintery Worlds

Winter is Coming: Writing about Wintery Worlds. All across the land, bright lights illuminating our streets, there’s a sharp nip in the air, and walking bundles of scarves and woollen coats dash about the streets, hurrying to get out of the cold: winter is...

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12 Reads of Christmas Winners

Christmas Competition Winners 12 Days of Christmas; Winners Announcement 

 Father Christmas certainly has come early to the Write Storybooks office; our students certainly have been getting into the spirit of the season and our inbox has been full to the brim with...

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Bonfire and Fireworks

Descriptive Storytelling Tips for Bonfire Night
 Halloween might be finished up for another year, but there’s one more annual celebration before we start decking the halls and practicing our carol singing. This coming Saturday, the 5th of November, marks Bonfire...

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Writing for Halloween – The witching hour approaches!

Writing for Halloween The witching hour approaches! Whatever your thoughts on Halloween, everyone, very deep down, loves to be frightened. There is something special about the thrill of the unknown, not quite knowing what is lurking around the corner, but plucking up...

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Special Company Announcement!

Special Company Announcement! A new Mascot is born… Digital Sea Limited has a new furry friend and mascot! We hope you will join in the fun this weekend by playing ‘Guess the Name’. The winner will receive a gift voucher (of their choice) to any of Digital Sea...

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Plot, Plot, and more Plot! Part Three: Conflict With What?

The conflict itself can come from any number of things. Perhaps the most common conflict comes from other human beings. It is also the most absorbing, because what interests readers most is people.  Your readers can identify with the actions, reactions and motives of...

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Plot, Plot, and more Plot! Part Two: Plot Means Conflict

All plots contain an element of conflict. Conflict is also explained within Module One of the Write Storybook For Children Course. Without it you will not have a story to write.  In this context, conflict simply means opposition to the characters' goals. This does not...

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Discover the secrets to writing and publishing successful children's stories

Almost everyone says ‘one day, I’ll write a children’s book’, but for so many people, ‘one day’ never arrives. Whether you struggle to find the time in a busy schedule or can’t find the words to put your amazing ideas to paper, it’s so difficult to know where to begin.

That’s why Write Storybooks for Children is jam-packed with practical, imaginative and engaging guidance that will fill any writer with confidence. Filled with little-known tips and tricks to develop your ideas, write incredible dialogue and bring memorable characters to life, Write Storybooks for Children and the expert development team behind it guide you through every single step of the writing journey.

With our help, you’ll soon be on your way to your very own happily ever after.

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