Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Unexpected Friends? Story Practice for KS3/GCSE


Write a creative story about the four characters in the picture.

Are they unexpected friends? Or can you include a great reason for them all to be friends?

Use the picture to help you add extra details, such as where they are and what they are doing.

What extra details or events can you add? What do you think might happen by the end of your story?

Check out my book Creative Writing for Teens for more ideas and longer story projects. Or the Creative Writing for Kids series has lots of writing ideas, projects and activities to make writing fun.


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Monday, 1 March 2021

A story somewhere




A day of seeing things not there,
realising this curve, that angle of light,
creates an impromptu face,
paints a smile in the floor, a wide eye by the door,
watched by a casting shade or sun on a wall
I saw a hundred times before. 

Nothing I could point at,
draw round with pen,
trace with chalk or
my uncertain finger,
hesitating at the juncture
of concrete, lips and the nose
I was sure of when I touched you
and said,

an imaginary sentence never used,
describing a face you could not see,
in the bricks near our house,
where we walk by, where I turn,
and tell you about supper instead.

© Amanda J Harrington 2021

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Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Don't Eat It! KS2

Oh no! This isn't the proper way to play Chess!

Write a story about the monsters and their Chess game. 

Think about:
Do monsters like to play Chess?
Or do they just like to eat the Chess pieces?

Don't forget to describe the monsters so someone reading your story can imagine what they look like without seeing the picture.

For more practice with different kinds of writing and learning how to write more, have a look at my How to Write series

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Sunday, 24 January 2021

KS3 - GCSE A Space Garden



Floating in space, minding your own business, when an astronaut glides past...
It looks like a chunk of planet has broken free, with plants growing out of the top and lots of mysterious pipes sticking out underneath. What is going on?

Write the story of the floating space garden.
Where is it from?
Where is it going?
Who is the astronaut?

Hint: Zoom in on the picture to see all the great details on the underside of the planet.

Check out my book Creative Writing for Teens for more ideas and longer story projects. Or the Creative Writing for Kids series has lots of writing ideas, projects and activities to make writing fun.


© Amanda J Harrington 2021

My books on Amazon
My websites for books and tuition
Find me on Facebook and Twitter!

Read my Autism blog
And my fairy blog